Nagase, the multi-talented singer-songwriter, has made his foray into the American music industry with the debut album Block Party of One. The 12-track record features lead single “That Body,” the soulful Spanglish ballad “Dopamina,” the heart-rending “From My End,” and other tracks such as “Wrong Direction,” “Common Ground,” “Written in Gold,” and “Apples,” with the latter song delving into the sensitive issue of molestation in the Catholic Church.
The emerging talent revealed that the writing process for Block Party of One began almost a decade ago, inspired by his experiences in college. “That Body,” was born from his yearning for change while residing in gloomy Seattle, far from his vision of life by the beach. The song’s lyrics reflect Nagase’s innermost insecurities and emotional wounds, as he confesses his doubts, indecision, confusion, and longing for something more. Despite the serious and profound themes of his music, the rhythms exude a positive and uplifting vibe.
With his multicultural background, hailing from Brussels and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, the artist adds an unmistakable flavor to his songwriting. Having spent two years in Japan and currently residing in Florida, Nagase’s music showcases his unique blend of diverse cultural influences. The album’s introspective tracks tackle crucial topics such as self-awareness, religion, and relationships, and are accompanied by signature melodies and honest lyrics.
Influenced by icons like Alanis Morrissette, Third Eye Blind, Depeche Mode, Shakira, The Weeknd, and Rihanna, Nagase’s style defies genres and boundaries. He also draws inspiration from silence and solitude, explaining that his mind can decipher the noise of life and identify hidden correlations. While his creative process may entail singing loudly, Nagase prefers to be in a secluded space, free from any disturbances.
Nagase’s artistry and style are quickly establishing him as a standout talent in the music industry. Block Party of One exemplifies his ability to fuse diverse influences and convey his personal experiences through his music. His lyrics are impactful, addressing pertinent issues in a way that leaves audiences feeling uplifted and energized. Nagase’s ability to connect with listeners and his evolving creative vision make him a sought-after musician, as he continues to gain momentum.
Watch the official music video for “That Body” here:
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Listen to Block Party of One below: