Rising artist, Nagase, has made quite an impression with his unique blend of introspective lyrics and versatile music style. His latest music video, “That Body,” has captivated audiences with its catchy melody and mesmerizing visuals. In a recent interview, he shared insights into the inspiration behind the song and the themes that define his debut LP, Block Party of One.
Nagase admits that “That Body” was born out of a longing for a lifestyle that was far from his grasp. Living in Seattle, he found himself daydreaming of a life by the beach, where he could frolic and enjoy the sunshine. The more he thought about it, the sadder he became. The song is a tribute to those intense crushes that we all have, that we can’t shake off, no matter how hard we try. His move to Santa Monica, in Los Angeles, provided the perfect backdrop to finish writing the song, and he has captured the essence of those longings beautifully.
Block Party of One, is an exploration of his multifaceted personality, influenced by his multicultural background. The album features a diverse range of musical genres, including influences from The Weeknd, Björk, Bad Bunny, System of a Down, Doja Cat, and Tori Amos. The singer-songwriter’s music is a reflection of his own complex personality, showcasing the different sides of himself and his life experiences.
One of the most striking features of Block Party of One is its introspective nature. The artist delves deep into his own psyche, exploring his fears, hopes, and dreams. Through his music, he encourages listeners to do the same, to confront their own demons and embrace their complexities. In a world that often tries to reduce us to simplistic labels, Nagase’s music reminds us that we are all multi-faceted individuals, with many tastes, complex heroes, and villains.
With releases like “That Body” and Block Party of One, Nagase showcases his ability to capture profound emotions and ideas through his music. His multicultural background and willingness to explore different musical genres, brings a refreshing voice in the industry. He is undoubtedly on the list of “one to watch” artists.
Watch the official music video for “That Body” here:
Listen to “That Body” on Spotify:
Listen to Block Party of One below: