[ 4AD / LP ]
Release Date: Friday 30 August 2019
Neon Brown is the debut album from Minneapolis-based experimental R&B vocalist and songwriter Velvet Negroni.
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 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 Cudi ahead 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.
1. ONE ONE
2. WINE GREEN
3. KURT KOBAIN
4. POSTER CHILD
7. CHOIR BOY
10. FEEL LET