September 20, 2020

nxtime is a band based out of New York City. Composed of Ray Rubio, a singer/songwriter, and producer from Harlem who previously played in the indie band All Types of Kinds, and Nate Thompson, a guitarist/producer from Northern Colorado who played in several projects in his local music scene while studying at CU Boulder. The two are backed by Imhotep Williams, a drummer from the Bronx, and a rotating lineup of other local musicians.  This duo met through the New York City rock climbing community, then started writing together during recording sessions in Ray's bedroom studio. They deliver upbeat, danceable rhythms and modern yet nostalgic melodies; inspired by classic RnB with the synth soaked tones of 80's pop. 

They have recorded their debut record alongside "Groove is in the Heart" producer/mixer Mike Rogers and have several singles on the way. 

nxtime - "Future Love" ft. Kayla Joe

Video Credits: Jennifer Grober/Daniel Wasserman

The story of our newest song, Future Love, started  about two years ago.  I was driving around with my brother and we were having a conversation about relationships (or rather my lack thereof at that time in my life).  My brother told me that the love of my life is out there somewhere - right now. This got me thinking - everything that’s going on in my life right now...all the good and bad,all my accomplishments or missteps...literally everything surrounding this time, I’m going to share with her at some point in the future. This made me feel less alone in a way.   It gave me a lot of comfort and made me want to seek a person I could be truly vulnerable with.  This concept sat with me for a while until I had the melody in my head and lyrics written. When Nate (lead guitarist) and I started nxtime the song came together almost completely in one of our first jam sessions . Nate had this perfect chord progression he had been sitting on, and when I sang my Future Love lyrics over it the timing and vibe of it all was instantly perfect. This song is about the bridge between the past and the future that exists in all of our lives. Crossing that bridge with someone else and sharing who each of you were before you met is magic.

Listen to "Future Love" on indieartst radio or check out a preview below.


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