Northampton's very own Nevmore is making waves with his latest mixtape, "Make Your Mind Up Son."
Fresh from the release of the single "Bricked Up," featuring Griselda's Benny the Butcher, this project is a captivating blend of "ridiculous bars with a summer breeze," as described by the talented Northampton rapper himself.
"Make Your Mind Up Son" takes listeners on a deeply personal journey through the trials and tribulations Nevmore has faced over the past couple of years. From heartbreak to the loss of employment and the general challenges of navigating life as a twenty-something in 2023, Nevmore lays it all bare in his music. When asked about the themes behind the project, Nevmore explained,
"By the time I released 'Cantona,' a lot had happened. I had a breakup, I lost my job, I wasn't feeling very 'me.' I felt like a brand new person who wanted to solely focus on going to the gym and making music. I wanted to create a fresh slate and develop a new mindset for how everything will affect me going forward."
Atmospherically, "Make Your Mind Up Son" strikes the perfect balance between a chill summer vibe and the raw energy you'd find inside a mosh pit. Nevmore's ability to seamlessly blend these elements makes the mixtape appealing to a wide range of listeners.
This project is not just a solo endeavour; featuring appearances from artists Nevmore has collaborated with in the past, such as "his mentor" Leo, deadboi, and LT Quickscope. He also joins forces with Blah Records' Black Josh, Sleazy F Baby, and his regular collaborator, CLBRKS. Notably, the mixtape also includes a guest appearance from Griselda's Benny the Butcher, an outstanding collaboration with an artist Nevmore has admired for years.
Reflecting on his collaboration with Leo and others, Nevmore shared,
"Leo is like my music brother, and we have a really strong bond. I first met Leo during COVID, and we hit it off. Who would've thought three years later, we're still here making tracks and working together? Leo, deadboi, LT, Riice, Hxrmz LB – I see these guys as brothers, and they're a group of lads who have helped me on my journey, and I can't thank them enough."
"Make Your Mind Up Son" is more than just a mixtape; it's a testament to resilience, personal growth, and transformation. Nevmore's authentic storytelling and musical artistry shine through, making this project a must-listen.