Album Review: nothing,nowhere. - one takes vol. 1

Following his acclaimed collaborative emo record, 'Bloodlust', with Blink-182's Travis Barker, nothing,nowhere. is back with his deepest offering yet, 'one takes vol.1', a collection of stripped-back fan-favourites.

On opener 'hammer', with its calming blissed-out folk guitar, Joe Mulherin's emotionally-bereft throaty vocals and full-throttle power emo mode, which he flips the switch on throughout the record, the musician and SoundCloud rapper continues to bust genres.

If the original version of 'rejecter' hit you hard, the one take rendition is even more heartbreaking, Mulherin's vocal delivery is ever rawer and tender.

Fusing elements of emo, hip-hop, folk and punk, the candid 13-tracker reflects the anxieties and depression Mulherin has faced over the years.

'nightmare' is devastatingly beautiful, whilst 'cherry red' is truly heartbreaking as Mulherin lays bare his anxiety attacks and battle with his inner demons.

nothing,nowhere. has been compared to Post Malone on several occasions and has all it takes to become the next big thing in mainstream rap, but it's refreshing to see he's sticking to his roots and pushing boundaries with his sound and not producing stuff for the radio - and that's a major part of his appeal.

Rating: 8/10

For Fans Of: Sleeping With Sirens, Dashboard Confessional

Release Date: 10.07.20