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Artist
Niecy Blues
ReleaseProduct
Exit Simulation
Label
Kranky
Catalogue Number
KRANK240
Release Date
November 10, 2023

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South Carolina singer and producer Niecy Blues describes her songwriting process like an undertow: “I feel a strange pull, and let it carry me, following swirling leaves... whole days roll by, forgetting about the body.”

Their full-length debut, Exit Simulation, captures this sense of deep-rooted divination, cycling between simmering ballads, ghosted R&B, downtempo gospel, and looped vocal improvisations – often within the same track. The title is taken from a science fiction novel she read during the purgatory of the pandemic, alluding to a dimensional ideation of departure – “the permission to imagine leaving.”

Recorded in her current home of Charleston, she characterizes the album’s mood in terms both reflective and raw: an exploration of things suppressed, foundations beginning to crack, “talking myself off a ledge.”

The music of Niecy Blues transposes reverie and reckoning into emotive devotionals of keys, guitar, bass, synth, and bewitched voice, steeped in sacred atmospheres gleaned from a youth spent in a religious Oklahoma household: “My first experience with ambient music was church – slow songs of worship, with delay on the guitar... even if you don’t believe, you feel something.”

Track List

  1. 1111
  2. The Nite B4
  3. U Care
  4. Violently Rooted
  5. Exit Simulation
  6. Exits
  7. Soma
  8. Messages From Above
  9. Lament
  10. Violently Rooted Reprise
  11. The Architect
  12. Analysis Paralysis
  13. Cascade

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R&B

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Alternative / Indie / Post-rock

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Electronic and Electronica

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