Two-years in the making, NERVO releases their debut album “Collateral” on Ultra Music.
Spending time on the road means the new album “Collateral” was created in a variety of locations and with an impressive, diverse list of collaborators including Nicky Romero, Kreayshawn and Nile Rodgers. Showcasing a refined musical outlook, the album is a deeply personal, sonic journey through all the girls have encountered during their careers to date. Detailing strong themes of heartbreak (You’re Gonna Love Again), girl power (Hey Ricky) and falling in love (It Feels) and freeing themselves from the confines of purely club-based music, this debut LP that also showcases the songwriting talent Mim and Liv have continued to hone since their teenage years.
“There is a mix of tracks on the album and all are intended for different purposes. That’s the beauty of working on an album! We didn’t need to just write tracks for the dance floor; however, all tracks whether they be in their original form or through a remix, will be played in our sets.” – NERVO says
Of the four lead singles previewed from the album so far, Rise Early Morning, It Feels, Haute Mess and Hey Ricky, are all dynamic in their own way, with each accompanied by abstract, off-the-wall videos. Haute Mess created by video director Jaakko has produced a colorful, animated dance off, while girl power anthem Hey Ricky sees NERVO, Dev, Alisa and Kreayshawn fuse their individual styles for a feisty electro-pop single with quirky lyrics that’ll have you singing along.
“This is probably the most fun track on the album. Each of the girls brought their individual flavour with their bad arse vocals. It was an absolute dream working with all of them! Kreayshawn is not only featured but she also directed the music video – which we just love, it was fun to be able to be info-commercial hosts for a day.” – NERVO
The album also features some of the tracks that helped to catapult NERVO into superstardom, including their #1 hits Reason and Hold On to sit alongside a raft of new material including standout track The Other Boys, featuring Chic’s Nile Rodgers and vocals from Jake Shears & Kylie Minogue.
“After Jake recorded the vocals he was hanging out with Kylie and played her the record, next thing we knew Kylie asked to feature on it. Of course we were thrilled to bits. The final addition to the track is the legend himself Nile Rodgers. Nile laid down his infamous guitar riffs and now the puzzle feels complete.” – NERVO
At 15 tracks long, “Collateral” undoubtedly represents NERVO’s most exciting body of work to date and is a testament to the globally-acclaimed artists they’ve grown to become.
The Other Boys (feat. Kylie Minogue, Jake Shears & Nile Rodgers)
Rise Early Morning (ft. Au Revior Simone)
Hey Ricky (ft. Kreayshawn, Dev & ALISA)
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“The downtown glitz of New York mixes with disco vibrations to create a track that’s shamelessly, timelessly pop. You can almost smell the hairspray in the air.” – NYLON [The Other Boys]
“Meet your new triumphantly sloppy Saturday night dance anthem”
– ELLE [Haute Mess]
1. Bulletproof ft. Harrison Miya
2. Hold On
3. Did We Forget ft. Amba Shepherd
4. Oh Diana
5. Haute Mess
6. Hey Ricky ft. Kreayshawn, Dev & ALISA
7. Let It Go ft. Nicky Romero
8. Rainham Road
9. Rise Early Morning ft. Au Revior Simone
10. The Other Boys ft. Kylie Minogue & Jake Shears & Nile Rodgers
11. Reason (a collab with Hook N Sling)
12. Right Thru Me ft. J Park
13. You’re Gonna Love Again
14. We’re All No One ft. Steve Aoki & Afrojack (NERVO Goes To Paris Remix)
15. It Feels