by The Alchemist
nxtime is a band based out of New York City. Comprised of Ray Rubio, a singer/songwriter, and producer from Harlem who previously played in the indie band All Types of Kinds, and Nate Thompson, a guitarist/producer from Northern Colorado who played in several projects in his local music scene while studying at CU Boulder. The two are backed by Imhotep Williams, a drummer from the Bronx, and a rotating lineup of other local musicians.
This duo met through the New York City rock climbing community, then started writing together during recording sessions in Ray’s bedroom studio. They deliver upbeat, danceable rhythms and modern yet nostalgic melodies; inspired by classic RnB with the synth soaked tones of 80’s pop.
Their newest release is titled, “Future Love” and it is a combination of captivating guitar melodies and smooth, comforting vocals. The song was created when the songwriter of the band, Ray Rubio was driving around discussing his relationships with his brother, realizing that he hasn’t found that special someone. His brother reminded him that his special someone is out there, waiting to be found, and he will get to share all of his life experiences with her. He was inspired to write a song about how he will one day find his soulmate, and Nate (the lead guitarist) laid down a perfect chord progression the song came together. This song is perfect for any hopeless romantics out there, and is inspiration to never stop looking for your partner in life. Check out the track below.
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