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[New Single Release] AnUrbanNerd - "Never Back Down"

By Bridney C.

AnUrbanNerd performs inside Cultured Studios in downtown New London, Connecticut. Photo by La Chale Reneé.

AnUrbanNerd is spreading positive vibes. The Connecticut rapper and poet released his new single, "Never Back Down" on May 1st on all music streaming platforms.

The happy, fun song features heavy 808's and sweet-sounding background vocals by Mellifluous Melodist, Erycka. "I'm so thankful for Erycka. She always motivates me and her work ethic always pushes me to do more," says AnUrbanNerd.

Single cover art designed by Dicipher and 2HighDesigns

The track was written by AnUrbanNerd and produced by Nik VRSI. The first and second verse was written in a few minutes but the song was finished in its entirety in a couple of months after a friend gave him feedback.

"Never Back Down" was recorded during the quarantine at the Noetic Production studio. He considers the song to be a "beautiful love letter" inspired by a situationship he found himself in a year ago.

Musically, he considers Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, and Ludacris as some of his earliest influences. His newer influences he considers are poets such as Influence, Midnight, and Bobby Sanchez who all help push his writing to another level.

"Big shoutout to Poetz Realm, Poetry Matters, and Juanita for helping me meet some talented amazing artists," says AnUrbanNerd. He says he is thankful to have his team, Juanita and Erycka who not only support him but also help bring his thoughts to life in music and song.

AnUrbanNerd is set to release his second project in June. He also plans to release two music videos for "Never Back Down" and his new song, "Ain't Goin' Back."

To hear and see more from AnUrbanNerd, be sure to follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Be sure to check out his music on YouTube and his website.


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