Now Ex is an alt pop band from East London and the musical pseudonym for singer-songwriter and film director Nick Hampson. Nick started the band as both an outlet for his songwriting, but also a vehicle for creating music for his own upcoming feature films. Now Ex has a distinct cinematic quality to its sound, partly due to Nick’s background as a classically trained musician and singer as well as lyrics that are honest and poetic about life as a young person living in a metropolis. Now Ex is in collaboration with friend and film composer, Harry Brokensha. Together they have created an EP which encapsulates a cinematic pop soundscape, with no two tracks sounding the same but yet a distinct uniformity.
The first single from their upcoming EP release, ‘No Coming With You’, is an honest and relatable story with clear influences from James Blake and The Japanese House as it displays an atmospheric aesthetic, whilst still maintaining an electronic drive which keeps you hooked throughout.
“This song is about a fast paced affair between two people who have recently come out of long term relationships that ended for different reasons. Although full of lust and excitement for something new, perhaps even illusions of love, they both know that it can’t last and that they will ultimately be alone again.” – Nick Hampson, Now Ex