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Nephie Says Love Is ‘Complicated’

By Jaci Jedrych

This reading of Alchemical Records content is to provide a multimedia experience for our audience while increasing the accessibility of our content to persons with hearing loss, low vision, dyslexia, physical or motor disabilities, or are on the autism spectrum.

Love has its obligations

Be true to your own words

Sometimes those truths are hard

But tell me even when it hurts

Maryland-based hip-hop artist Nephie wrote his newest song about love, “Complicated,” entirely alone. He connected with D.C.-based Yona Marie and South African Hurricane Ceasar on the internet during the pandemic earlier this year, and led the trio to organize the entire song in totally separate studios.

Nephie is grateful for his DMV upbringing, as he says it gave him a more nuanced view of the world and exposed him to a variety of people and attitudes.

“Thank goodness for music – it has been my escape for many years,” Nephie shares. “I feel like words are hard to come by for me sometimes because I speak better with notes. When I sit down at the keyboard – it’s easy. The notes speak for me.”

“Complicated” explores the ups and downs of love. Nothing is black and white, a sentiment Nephie explains.

Fans of SZA or Kehlani should check out Nephie’s newest track.

This track has been added to our Alchemical Weekly YouTube Playlist

Jaci Jedrych

Jaci Jedrych is a World Politics student at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She loves going to concerts and exploring different genres, and has a passion for arts and news writing.

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