RL Grime‘s momentous sophomore album, NOVA, will reach its one-year anniversary in July, but the trap tastemaker isn’t waiting until then to celebrate the LP’s first birthday. Cue Nova Pure, a full-length album featuring instrumental versions of all of the cuts that first graced its progenitor album. NOVA is rife with powerhouse collaborations: Jeremih, Miguel, Tory Lanez, and Julia Michaels represent just some of the artists who contributed some vocal star power to the longform outing.
On NOVA Pure, listeners indeed get NOVA in its ‘purest,’ most unadulterated form. Sans the original features, Nova Pure foregrounds the climactic, cinematic affective presence of RL Grime’s production. In its narrowed focus on the electronic foundations that under-gird the featured vocals of NOVA, Nova Pure focalizes RL Grime’s technical acumen.
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