“Citizen Kane” by Nightmares On Wax

Nightmares On Wax recently announced his return with the album Shape The Future. His music has been described as a marriage of soul, hip-hop, dub, and club sounds that he has been perfecting for years. New single “Citizen Kane” features Mozez and Kanye West and Flume collaborator Allan Kingdom.

George Evelyn aka Nightmares On Wax says:

“Whilst making SHAPE THE FUTURE, I’ve journeyed both inwardly and outwardly all over the world, both physically and emotionally. I feel like I had to mature making this record, as it posed a lot of challenges along the way; more than I anticipated. You’re a different person each day so I could never make the same album again. Expressions change. I’ve brought in a lot of outside people, including musicians and a lot of orchestration. It’s brought a lot of enrichment. Each album to me is a discovery and a reflection; a mirror where I'm at in life over a period of time through writing and touring. It inspires my reality and affects my outlook on things and, in turn, they’re expressed through the music; expressing a message through different sides of emotion and our relationship to our reality”

The director James Burns says:

“After hearing CITIZEN KANE, images of the Deep South instantly began to flood my thoughts. In the film, our main character is at the point of making a choice. This crossroad for him plays out in two scenes that articulate both his dark past and his potentially pure future, so we needed a location that could powerfully evoke both. Louisiana’s history is tied so deeply to the African American struggle and when you see those iconic rural mangroves, dense with live oaks and Spanish moss, you can't help but feel the weight of that struggle. And in the city of New Orleans there is also a really crisp duality between the old and the new. It’s a city that has had to quite literally be reborn after tragedy so it felt perfect for our story.”

SHAPE THE FUTURE | TRACK LISTING

 BACK TO NATURE [featuring Kuauhtli Vasquez and Wixarika Tribe]
 TELL MY VISION [featuring Andrew Ashong]
 SHAPE THE FUTURE
 ON IT MAESTRO
 TOMORROW [featuring LSK]
 TYPICAL [featuring Jordan Rakei]
 TENOR FLY
 CITIZEN KANE [featuring Mozez]
 DEEP SHADOWS [featuring Sadie Walker]
 GOTTA SMILE
 THE OTHER SHIP

Live Dates

FEBRUARY

Thu 01 BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Fri 02 LONDON Koko
Sat 03 LEEDS Belgrave Music Hall
Tue 06 DUBLIN Distrikt 8
Wed 07 MANCHESTER Gorilla
Thu 08 BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds
Fri 09 LIVERPOOL Invisible Wind Factory
Sat 10 GLASGOW SWG3
Thu 15 PARIS La Bellevilloise
Fri 16 ISTANBUL Babylon
Mon 19 ATHENS Six Digs
Fri 23 BERLIN Yaam
Sat 24 AMSTERDAM Bitterzoet
Sun 25 ROTTERDAM Bird

MARCH

Thu 01 ST PAUL Turf Club
Fri 02 MILWAUKEE Backroom
Sat 03 CHICAGO Bottom Lounge
Thu 08 DETROIT El Club
Fri 09 ONTARIO Velvet Underground
Sat 10 MONTREAL Fairmount
Sun 11 BURLINGTON Higher Ground
Mon 12 BOSTON Brighton Music Hall
Wed 14 NEW YORK Bowery Ballroom
Thu 15 BROOKLYN Music Hall of Williamsburg
Fri 16 PHILADELPHIA Underground Arts
Sun 18 WASHINGTON Venue TBC
Fri 23 BARCELONA Apollo
Sat 24 MADRID Caracol