The newest LP by Chicago Artist and Sooper Records Co-Founder NNAMDÏ.
"There are twelve whole reasons to be very excited about NNAMDÏ's forthcoming album BRAT."
“It’s an album of the year contender…”
“...Nnamdi’s music has gotten love from Moses Sumney, Neko Case, and Jamila Woods, so what are you waiting for?”
"Nnamdi Ogbonnaya is about to blow up."
NNAMDÏ’s “playful, limitless approach to songwriting quickly made him a mainstay in the Chicago DIY scene and now, with BRAT, NNAMDÏ is continuing to secure his place as indie-rock’s favourite oddball.”
“...absolutely blown away with his talent & his unique voice.”
"...think hybrids of indie rock, gospel, and rap…”
-CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
"...a sensational synthesis of genres that come together in the service of something truly special."
“Best New Tracks.”
"Top 10 New Songs."
-LONDON IN STEREO
"Nnamdi Ogbonnaya has had the career arc of a continually unpredictable hip-hop figure like Kanye West, if Kanye had gradually transitioned from being one of the most prolific math rock drummers in his local Chicago scene to an abstract hip-hop mogul…"
The only constant in NNAMDÏ’s world is change; the restless Chicago multi-instrumentalist has performed in outfits as disparate as screamo and hip-hop. His new album, “BRAT,” journeys through a maze of genres, revealing with each turn a broad appetite and staggering musical proficiency. The silvery track “Wasted” collapses breezy rap and quirky R. & B. into the gossamer haze of a hymn; elsewhere, on “Perfect in My Mind,” contrast is the rule, with dynamic drums and guitars imbuing the track with rock drama even as his vocals remain pillowy-pop soft. Despite its mishmash of sounds, “BRAT” is remarkably cohesive—its quirkiest moments don’t sacrifice accessibility, and its more familiar gestures still feel unique. The record works as both a new chapter in NNAMDÏ’s colorful portfolio and a worthwhile introduction for those who may be unfamiliar; bask in its pleasures, but don’t get too comfortable.— Briana Younger