Demetress ‘Nuwamba’ Cook isn’t your average neo-soul artist. Hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, the singer/songwriter is fully aware of what the industry’s expectations are- he’s just totally unaffected by them. Nuwamba has been following his own rules since the second grade when he started singing in his grade school’s glee club. Growing up in one of the largest cities in Texas, his personality is a mix of pragmatism, sensibility, and down home comfort. The latter especially, is reflected in his music. His vocal presence is weighty over instrumentals, weaving itself throughout soft lyrics about love and relationships. For Nuwamba to never have been classically trained, he succeeds in holding listeners captive with a single note.
After his album debut, Nuwamba took some time to re-evaluate his team and his career plan- the draining effects of the music industry warranted a change. During this hiatus, Nuwamba experimented. He dabbled in house music, even collaborating with some highly regarded house DJs in creating song remixes.
He came back to his music with a clear mind and a fresh perspective on what the follow-up project, Unusual Takeover, will finally sound like- a mix of soul and R&B- appealing to an even broader audience, without completely abandoning the genre that’s brought him thus far. With his honeyed voice and true-to-life lyrics, Nuwamba is planning on picking up just where he left off- ready and able to write and compose music that will move listeners to the core whether they’re listening over the airwaves or from a seat in front of the stage.
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