Alt-pop duo Nox Holloway today share their latest single ‘Montana’ taken off their debut EP If Only The World Didn’t Spin So Much out now. Watch the video for ‘Montana’HERE, listen to the full EP HERE.
‘Montana’ is another masterclass in pristine EDM. Delivering emotional and introspective lyrical content across a lighthearted sound, Nox Holloway artfully darts past cliche confines and connotations, adding in their own markers of innovation. Of the track the pair share, “It’s an inner monologue in the form of a song, in which our narrator debates taking the safe route in life or chasing dreams that feel big, scary, and maybe just out of reach. Accompanied by music that’s constantly moving, amplifying the high stakes of this decision. The use of vocal distortion reflects those feelings you have when you think too hard about who you are and lose sight of who you want to be. It’s a mind-meld — just like growing up so often is.”
‘Montana’ joins ‘Sapphire’, ‘The Reds’, ‘Audrey’, and ‘Separate Ways’ on the duo’s 7-track debut EP. Sonically cohesive and still unpredictable, If Only The World Didn’t Spin So Much weaves together a melancholic, complex body of work above any expectations the genre may have had for an electronic pop-leaning project. They continue, “Our debut EP has a lot of different sounds and feels. All with the goal to start bringing everyone into our world and show who Nox Holloway is. We’re so excited to share it with you.”
Formed by two college friends during their senior year, the duo came together to combine their musical talents and backgrounds, turning lemons into lemonade when Covid-19 forced one of them to return home early from a study abroad semester. As NoxHolloway, they found all the skills they needed to write the songs that until then, had previously only existed in their imaginations.
Recorded remotely in their bedroom studios across various locations – Clemson University in South Carolina, London during a study abroad semester, and Nashville – NoxHolloway passed onto each other voice notes and a mountain of text messages that would go on to shape their first handful of music.
One half of the duo is a producer whose musical experience started with playing drums and, like any true percussionist, evolved into pianos and keys with a range spanning 10 instruments. The other half is a songwriter, lyricist, and vocalist who often finds inspiration strumming his ukulele and from the flow of hip hop by his idols. The name NoxHolloway is a combination of the Latin word for ‘night’ and the street in London where they found inspiration.
If Only The World Didn’t Spin So Much EP is out today, buy/stream it here.