Sonntag // 03. November 2019 // 19:00h
Velvet Negroni, the creative alter-ego of Minneapolis’ Jeremy Nutzman, creates raw, experimental R&B centered on the level of intimacy his voice evokes hybridizing classic soul and West Indian elements. In the last year, his music was sampled by Kanye West and Kid Cudi on KIDS SEE GHOSTS – “Feel The Love (feat. Pusha T)” graced Pitchfork playlists and BBC Radio 1 airplay, and he joined musical mentor Bon Iver on tour.
On August 30 Velvet Negroni will release his debut album NEON BROWN via 4AD, following multiple dates as main support to Tame Impala on their North American arena tour, including two nights at Madison Square Gardens. On NEON BROWN, Velvet Negroni is a griot relaying the life and times of his own island of one as he rhymes in double time, or hiccups and la-las through a break, or croons from a room down the hall, as it unfolds into another story of lost love, or another joke about lost drugs, as it tries to make sense of a life spent in the (sometimes harrowing) pursuit of communion. Longtime collaborators Psymun (Future, Young Thug, Juice WRLD, The Weeknd) and Tickle Torture produced the album in Minneapolis. In 2018, Velvet Negroni released a pair of singles “First Time” and “Cry Baby” via 4AD’s new imprint b4.