There's been plenty of exciting moments in 2017 already, and if you wanna make some noise, now's the time to get the ball rolling. How did E.Nigma do that? By dropping a new unreleased track every Tuesday of January, presenting Team Nigma Tuesdays! Ladies and gents, tune in to the first #TNTuesdays of 2017, featuring new music (Quarter, Everyday, Mello Speaks) & unreleased bonus material from past projects (For The Culture/Circadian Rhythms, Never Forget/SZN).
"I was determined to test new ways of keeping things fresh for #TEAMNIGMA." -E.Nigma on creating TNT
ON NEW & UNRELEASED MUSIC IN TNT: Working on projects capture such a moment in time for me, a bit of a photograph of where I was in life. Whether it was friends, my love life or financial obligations it felt like there was always a new plot twist, and that's something I wanted to show in the music. Some were brand new, while others were bonus songs from previous projects, but they both served a purpose: to give TN some new tunes to put in rotation. I got some new music in the works, but in the meantime, I wanna share these moments with them and strengthen that connection, as we grow together through music.
TNT ORIGINS: I was pushing my 2013 EP Soul Purpose when I started feeling the itch to create again, & just like that TNT was created. It was a way to drop new content consistently, while still keeping the focus on the project at hand. Whether live performance audio/video or snippets of a new song that I was working on, I was determined to test new ways of keeping things fresh for #TEAMNIGMA. That was always been the goal. To create for the sake of art and then sharing that piece of me with my fans.
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Written a couple days before my 25th birthday (which inspired the title), I was kind of catching TN up to some things in my life at that point, the growth, the mindset. For real thought I lost like 20 GoodWood chains last summer, when I moved into my new crib, but luckily I found them (days before I wrote this song). Shoutout my brother Tony F.
'Mello Speaks' // I've been working with Mello Marc for going on 3 years now, & it's been a blessing the way we've been able to elevate each other. The main goal was to get Mello Marc's voice from behind the beat and on to a track, giving you a different look into the team. The D-Von to my Bubba Ray Dudley. (Or as Mello would put it, the Jeff to my Matt Hardy. Sidebar: Dudley Boyz still the best tag team in history, fight me.)
'Everyday' // Sometimes it feels like you're stuck in an infinite time loop & this song gave me the energy to fight through the daily routine, accept my circumstances and stay motivated to change it. Even then, when you're fighting for a better life, it can feel like you're just being tossed around in a whirlwind with no direction. This was my way saying it'll all be worth it once you achieve your goals, and that change is a sign that you're growing.