NBDY, the rising R&B singer-songwriter from New Jersey, has just dropped his latest project, a six-track EP titled Take Control. The EP showcases his soulful vocals, honest lyrics and smooth production, as he explores themes of love, loss and empowerment.
The EP opens with the title track, a catchy and upbeat song that sets the tone for the rest of the project. NBDY sings about taking control of his life and his emotions, and not letting anyone hold him back. He delivers a confident and charismatic performance, backed by a groovy guitar riff and a funky bass line.
The next song, Used To, slows things down a bit, as NBDY reflects on a past relationship that ended badly. He expresses his regret and frustration over how things turned out, and how he still misses his ex. He croons over a mellow piano melody and a crisp drum beat, creating a nostalgic and emotional atmosphere.
The third track, Adrenaline, picks up the pace again, as NBDY sings about the thrill of being with someone new. He compares the feeling to a rush of adrenaline, and how he can’t get enough of it. He showcases his vocal range and versatility, switching from smooth falsettos to powerful belts. The song features a catchy chorus and a dynamic production, with elements of pop, rock and R&B.
The fourth song, Let You Down, is another ballad that showcases NBDY’s vulnerability and sincerity. He sings about wanting to be a better person for his partner, and not wanting to let them down. He apologizes for his mistakes and promises to change for the better. He sings over a simple guitar chord progression and a soft drum pattern, creating a stripped-down and intimate sound.
The fifth track, Sorry For The Rain, is a collaboration with fellow R&B singer Ant Clemons, who is best known for his work with Kanye West. The song is about trying to make up for the pain they caused their partners, and hoping for forgiveness. They harmonize beautifully over a lush and atmospheric production, with strings, synths and percussion.
The EP closes with Nobody But You, a romantic and heartfelt song that expresses NBDY’s devotion and gratitude to his partner. He sings about how they are the only one who understands him, supports him and loves him unconditionally. He sings over a warm and soothing production, with acoustic guitar, piano and strings.
Take Control is an impressive and cohesive project that showcases NBDY’s talent and potential as an R&B artist. He delivers captivating vocals, relatable lyrics and diverse production, creating a memorable and enjoyable listening experience. The EP is available now on all streaming platforms via Arista Records.
NBDY (pronounced “nobody”) is an R&B singer-songwriter from New Jersey. He started singing at an early age in his church choir, and later taught himself how to play piano and guitar. He was influenced by artists such as Usher, Boyz II Men, John Legend and Frank Ocean. He began releasing music independently in 2017, gaining attention for his singles “Used To” and “Warning”. In 2019, he signed with Arista Records, and released his debut EP Admissions. His music has been featured on various playlists such as Spotify’s New Music Friday and Apple Music’s R&B Now. He has also opened for artists such as Ella Mai, H.E.R., Daniel Caesar and Khalid. His latest EP Take Control was released in June 2023.