Tune in and turn up

Here is the latest entry in our partnership with COLORS BERLIN, an online music channel that aims to break down the barriers of the musical landscape. ALL COLORS NO GENRES is their main mission – from hip-hop to indie, electronica, R&B and pop, COLORS BERLIN allows artists to present themselves and their work in a contemporary way. We’ve teamed up with them on a series of video shorts in which artists are invited to perform one of their own tracks in the COLORS studio.

Compared to other genres, rap usually culls talent from a younger demographic. Throughout the genre’s history, MCs on the come-up have come barreling out of the gate shortly after barrelling out of a high-school classroom. But even with this in mind, Night Lovell is a rapper that is something of a child prodigy.

Lovell dropped his debut album, Concept Vague, at the tail end of 2014 when he was at the tender age of 17. The ensuing years have been a whirlwind for the wunderkind, a span of time that has seen a follow-up album Red Teenage Melody and an ever-growing audience base.

For his COLORS show, Lovell chose to play the opening track of the latter album, “Boy Red.” Those unfamiliar with his work will of course immediately notice the timbre of his voice, one that evokes the darkness of an MC like Tyler, the Creator, but carries a perspective that is uniquely fresh. Watch it in full above.

Check out the music video for Lovell’s single “Contraband” below.

Be sure to check out the previous installment of our COLORS Berlin series featuring a truly joyous set from Leven Kali right here.

Words by Jake Boyer
Music Editor
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