nxtime is a band with a truly broad musical focus. Its sound blurs the lines between indie-pop, electronic music, and alternative aesthetics. The group’s most recent release, “"Medicine,"” is a catchy and one-of-a-kind track that offers a refreshing juxtaposition of textures. The instrumental is warm and mesmerizing, focusing on bouncy synth bass lines and mesmerizing atmospheres. On the other, the production of the vocals is extremely smooth and modern, tipping the hat off to contemporary pop (Justin Bieber’s excellent album “Justice” comes to mind, drawing comparisons in terms of the mood and clarity of the vocals).
The NYC band has been around since 2019. Members Ray Rubio (Vocalist, songwriter, producer), Nate Christensen (guitar, production), and Imhotep Williams (Drums) managed to concoct a sound that feels catchy and accessible but also layered and enticing. nxtime’s music is like a crossroads where various influences coexist halfway. From the lush textures of 80s-inspired synth-pop down to the smooth and sultry sound of modern R&B, anything goes. Since the group’s inception, nxtime has recorded a handful of well-received singles and reached millions of listeners on Spotify and other digital streaming services. "Medicine" is the next in line, and it feels like a step forward in the band’s journey to growing its fanbase and expressing new musical ideas.
nxtime’s music should definitely be under your radar if you like tracks that are catchy and upbeat, but still retain a hazier, haunting quality that makes them more atmospheric and impactful. Fans of artists such as Fun, Bleachers, Charlie Puth, Francis Moon and Harry Styles should most definitely roll with this one! Head over to the band’s channels to learn more about their upcoming tour dates as well! The group will hit several venues and music festivals from this spring onwards.