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NERO Reignites Drum & Bass Flame with New Single 'Blame You'

January 26, 2024 – In an electrifying resurgence, the Grammy Award-winning and Ivor Novello-nominated electronic powerhouse, NERO, unveils 'Blame You,' the riveting second single from their eagerly awaited third studio album, Into The Unknown. This release marks a pivotal return to the band's drum and bass origins, a genre they have not explored in over a decade.

'Blame You' emerges as a masterful blend of nostalgia and futurism, threading the needle between the haunting echoes of the past and the boundless possibilities of the future. The track is a whirlwind of emotion and energy, characterized by its cosmic builds and exhilarating breakbeats. Alana Watson's mesmerizing vocals navigate through a tempest of synths and potent drum patterns, propelling listeners into the next chapter of Into The Unknown.

Echoing the early drum and bass influences found in their 2011 debut, Welcome Reality, NERO's latest offering is imbued with the neo-romantic and galactic elements that have defined their album trilogy. Following the release of 'Truth', 'Blame You' not only deepens the sonic exploration of Into The Unknown but also teases the cinematic amalgamation of NERO's historical and contemporary sounds that fans have eagerly anticipated.

Reflecting on their musical journey, NERO shared, "It’s been 14 years since we released a Drum N Bass song. We felt it was time to return to the genre." This statement underscores the band's intent to revisit and revitalize the soundscapes that initially defined their musical identity.

The year 2023 marked a significant moment for the trio—Daniel Stephens, Joe Ray, and Alana Watson—as they reemerged into the limelight with their first solo single following a five-year intermission. This hiatus, filled with personal and side project endeavors, followed their landmark performance at Coachella's Outdoor Stage in 2015 and the release of their second studio album, Between II Worlds. In 2019, the band reunited, setting the stage for their latest venture, Into The Unknown.

Into The Unknown is set to conclude NERO's album trilogy, a saga that commenced with the chart-topping, Platinum-certified, and Grammy-winning Welcome Reality. This final installment is anticipated to weave the concluding narratives of a post-apocalyptic saga that juxtaposes science and fantasy, beauty and brutality, creation and destruction in a harmonious tableau. Through Into The Unknown, NERO continues to explore their fascination with the metaphysical and existential, encapsulating the avant-garde dystopian universe they have meticulously crafted over two decades.

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