After four years away, NAVVI returns with their fifth release, 'V.' While all the trademarks of NAVVI are still intact – Kristin Henry’s spellbinding vocals and Brad Boettger’s immaculate production – 'V' marks a turn for the duo of vocalist Kristin Henry and producer Brad Boettger in their process and outlook. It’s an exercise in warmth, in finding peace, in letting go.
The group has always been meticulous in their work from their debut ‘Omni’ through the sprawling epic of 'ULTRA' and the house-heavy '25O2.' With 'V,' the band intentionally pared things back, allowing the music to flow easier through them. The band looked to break down each song into core, simple ingredients. The results are an album that’s tender in its vocals and lyrics and more minimalist with the production.
It’s also some of their most vulnerable music yet, meditating on the idea of love and all of its multitudes. This is especially felt on songs like “Love” and “Clemency.” And with this newfound perspective comes an array of styles working themselves into the music – trip-hop, house, R&B, downtempo, and synth-pop all have a place on the EP. Within it all is still the “classic NAVVI sound” like on “Ultimae.”
A decade into their musical partnership, NAVVI is entering their next phase with new confidence in their craft. For the duo now, their ambition is fueled into the love of the craft, to allow themselves the space to follow their instincts and venture into new sounds.
releases May 5, 2023
All songs written, recorded and produced by NAVVI.
Mastered by Almachrome.
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