NYC is a city where bands and artists have found inspiration to create some of the most unique music ever made all the way from Sinatra to The Ramones. Nicholas Crown seeks to carry the torch with his new material New Amsterdam, an album that roars early Foo Fighters and late 90s alternative rock music.
“Kingston” is an anthem to the city that saw him grow to become this great musician. Filled with guitar riffs and drum lines that would get you shaking your body to rhythm of the song. “City Calling” follows the same pattern both lyrically and musically, as he keeps paying tribute to NY as he sings about some of his favorite venues and calls to have fun and dance your problems away.
The tempo changes a bit on “The High Line”, it’s still catchy but it has some melancholic vibe, the vocal and music arrangements fit so well with the track’s theme. The mood of the songs follow the same route as we can hear some Beck and The Dandy Warhols hints, especially on “Nighttime Falls”.
As a whole, this album is a ride through the city that never sleeps with Nicholas Crown as the driver, it’s impossible to get bored.
Stream the EP below.
Nicholas Crown is a cityscape. He left New York in 2013 to write and record demos abroad. The shower stall in Madrid, hallway in Krakow, and bedroom in Rome tapes would frame his eventual debut, “New Amsterdam” in 2015. This release paved way for live performances with his band at home in New York at Pianos, The Delancey, Arlene’s Grocery, and Bowery Electric as well as stints in London pubs, smoky basements in Madrid, New Orleans dive bars, and unruly youth hostels in Buenos Aires. He has topped Soundcloud’s New and Emerging List twice. His “lovesick tales of Manhattan” stick to your boots like freshly laid asphalt.