Tag Archives: Nate Barksdale

AUDIO: Justin Armonia – “The Universe Sent You to Destroy Me”

Chicago-based alternative hip hop/R&B artist Justin Armonia just dropped his second album. He delivers an inventive, forward-thinking exhibition of atmospheric textures, bringing lyrics of faded states of mind and unearthing pathways to loving oneself. Features from fellow artists Handofjade, Julius Dolls, and Nate Barksdale land in the mix too. It’s been a monumental month for Justin Armonia, considering his release

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AUDIO: Nu-Jaunt – “Life is A Trip”

Nu-Jaunt is the Chicago-based alternative R&B duo of Nate Barksdale and Justin Armonia. With post-punk and neo-soul sensibilities, Nu-Jaunt push musical boundaries with avant-garde self-awareness. Their lyrics encompass the sensationalism of trendy modernity, which effectively strips the self from authentic wonder. Music was never meant to be so stratified in the first place, and the duo work beautifully to dispel

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AUDIO: Nate Barksdale – “Summer Was Over Before It Started”

Happy end of summer y’all. Chicago avant-soul artist Nate Barksdale is out with a new record, inspired by close relationships enriched through the tribulations of this past year. His drive to make music fluctuated; sometimes it made sense, other times it felt entirely chaotic. He hopes with this album folks may find a sense of clarity as we endure increasingly

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AUDIO: Nate Barksdale – “Bedroom (feat. Core Rex)”

Chicago-based neo-soul artist Nate Barksdale’s latest joint is unlike anything he’s done thus far. Co-written by his friend Core Rex, the song shimmers with neon psychedelia and avant-pop sensibility. Barksdale compares his bedroom to a magical, serene place but ultimately gives someone the choice of whether or not they’d like to enter his world. While suggestive, the song is a

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AUDIO: Fanetic – “Coping Mechanism”

Chicago-based hip hop artist Fanetic is out with a new album and he’s got a heavy grasp of demons here. Thematically about loss and grief, the rapper walks us through tales of failed love as well as reflections of his own shortcomings. Other Chicago artists Nate Barksdale, Grace Kinter, VibeQueen, and Anna Brooks are featured, collectively adding a robust soul

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