Minneapolis-based experimental R&B vocalist and songwriter Velvet Negroni today shares ‘CONFETTI’. The single is the first to be taken from his forthcoming debut album NEON BROWN out Friday 30 Auguston 4AD / Remote Control Records. ‘CONFETTI’ is available now to buy and stream on all partners.
Velvet Negroni is the alter-ego of creative polymath Jeremy Nutzman. Raised in an outer suburb of the Twin Cities, Jeremy – a black kid adopted into a white evangelical Christian family – split his formative years between classical piano lessons and late night jam sessions. A duality that permeates every corner of his music, with forthcoming album ‘NEON BROWN’ thriving in the borderlands between indie rock and R&B.
Since touring with close friend Bon Iver, Nutzman notched writing credits for Kanye West and Kid Cudiahead of his debut single releases on NYC label b4 in 2018. Now, alongside prolific co-producer Psymun(Young Thug, Juice WLRD, The Weeknd), Nutzman’s new releases transcend the borders between his often polarised influences, bringing R&B slow jams and nods to hometown hero Prince with guitar licks and full band energy.
With ‘CONFETTI’, Nutzman’s first reveal from the album is a reflective, slow-burning R&B track, pairing warm ambient synths with downtempo percussion and haunting vocal performance. Launching today alongside visuals directed by Isaac Gale & Velvet Negroni.