Nazo Bravo makes his grand return to the scene with his rapturous new single “Fadeaway”.
Serving up the sounds for the upcoming season with an infectious new track is Nazo Bravo with “Fadeaway”. Laced with trap-tinged melodies and led by a heady bass line, the artist propels us into the main room of the club with his latest single, capturing us with powerful lyricism and synth-heavy vocals. Debuting a fresh new sound with his retuning single, the artist puts his new sonic at the forefront while staying true to his original prowess.
“As an artist, it’s important to evolve and not keep putting out the same type of song that sounds like your past releases,” the rapper revealed. “Adding the singing element, you can do so much more creatively without having to go get a singer on your track. Don’t get me wrong; I love collaborating with other artists. I just don’t like depending on it. With the new records we’re doing, I can sound like a feature on my own track.”
Ready to drop his new album as well as an upcoming film, the artist caught up with us virtually and details his newest venture and why he took a break from music.
Check out the interview below…
Hey Nazo, how are you? How has this past year been for you?
I’m blessed, thank you. This year has been productive for me and challenging in some ways like it has been for everyone else.
With everything that happened last year, was your creativity affected?
My last single OMG pretty much dropped right before the Covid lockdown was announced last year. That definitely affected my rollout. We still put out the video, but certain plans were canceled due to the pandemic, so we decided to put things on hold afterward. There were some positive effects, too, though – with not as many events going on, I was able to create more in the studio. I recorded enough material for a new album, so that was great. And earlier this year, I joined Season 3 of The Family Business on BET. We filmed in LA during the pandemic, so I would have to get tested every other day leading up to my filming dates, so that was a first.
How did you first get into music? What sparked the interest?
I got into music just as a fan. I loved Hip Hop growing up and was able to pick up the words to the songs I listened to, rapping along word for word. People told me I had a good voice, so I decided to try making a song and just went from there, step by step, not knowing anyone and figuring it out as I went.
You’re from LA, which is a melting pot of culture and music. Do you think your city has impacted your sound in any way?
Being born and raised in LA has definitely affected my sound. From being influenced by the West Coast greats to even working with a few, including E-40 and Kurupt, that is my foundation for rapping. Shout out to the Bay Area as well. When I started singing, that’s a whole different element, but my new single, Fadeaway, combines the two. You’ll notice the LA vibes in that song, especially when I’m spitting my verses.
You’ve just dropped your new track, “Fadeaway,” talk us through the production process!
My producer GOLDMVN came up with that heat like he always does, and we just got it done. We vibed and wrote/recorded that song pretty quickly. I think we did the entire thing in one night. Then I gave it to my friend Ariel Chobaz to mix it, and he put that gloss on it. It doesn’t hurt that he’s a Grammy-nominated multi-platinum mix engineer and has worked with pretty much everyone in the business.
It marks a new chapter in your sound; what made you want to start fresh?
As an artist, it’s important to evolve and not keep putting out the same type of song that sounds like your past releases. Adding the singing element, you can do so much more creatively without having to go get a singer on your track. Don’t get me wrong; I love collaborating with other artists. I just don’t like depending on it. With the new records we’re doing, I can sound like a feature on my own track.
What do you want people to take away from your sound?
I want to have a type of song for damn near anyone who listens to this genre of music. Depending on whatever mood you’re in, I want to have a song that can fit into that vibe, into that playlist. My favorite artists were able to do that. And during that process, I also want to let people know who I am and what I stand for. That won’t always be evident in every line of every song, but as a body of work, when you look at the entire catalog, that is one of the things I want to communicate.
Who would you cite as your inspirations?
2pac for his vision, influence, and body of work. Quincy Jones for his longevity and versatility across different genres of music and entertainment in general. And this might sound strange but I recently started listening to classical music whenever I wanted to take a break from rap and just clear my mind, and was in awe of the fact that these composers walked the Earth centuries ago but are still being listened to today. Composers like Mozart and Vivaldi. It’s inspiring to me because their work is truly timeless and has lasted through the rise and fall of empires.
What are you most excited about!
I’m currently looking forward to putting out my album as well as my follow-up singles to Fadeaway. On the film side, I have a few movies in the works that will be announced when the details are finalized, and I’m also looking forward to Season 3 of The Family Business coming out on BET so people can catch my work there and see how my character fits into the storyline of the new season.