NUUXS today releases her new single ‘Laundry’, out now via Goldun Egg/Absolute. The track is the third offering from her forthcoming debut album Heirloom and comes in the wake of NUUXS performing a special live streamed show for domestic violence charity Refuge.
Indeed, the soulful ‘Laundry’ is simultaneously a personal account of domestic struggles and a socio-political commentary, told through the prism of her own experiences growing up in East London. NUUXS’ mother raised her and her siblings on her own whilst working in a care home and watching her struggles had a profound impact on her.
“It was ridiculous, you know, someone working so much but not being able to make ends meet. Having observed my mum, the once vivacious ballerina, turn into a very tired woman with severe back pains from all the heavy duty washing she was doing, I could see why some might turn to alcohol as a form of solace. So I guess this song is me being pissed off with how society can be, and how the government can be. This is the time more than ever that we should see community being at the forefront of leadership,” she explains.
The news of her first album follows a stream of acclaimed EPs from the French-born, London-based singer, culminating in 2019’s Red Tape Mixtape, which garnered widespread tastemaker support from the likes of Annie Mac, CLASH, tmrw, The Line of Best Fit, BBC Introducing and Mahogany.
A deeply personal writer and performer, NUUXS’ music is closely intertwined with her experiences. Raised in a cult, where she was cut off from wider culture, her musical awakening began at school, forming an indie band and writing hooks for local grime artists – a snapshot of some of the wide-ranging sounds that inform her unique brand of alt-pop. A beguiling, yet liberating set of alternative pop, cut with darkness and introspection, Heirloom sees NUUXS primed to establish herself as one of the UK’s most intriguing and vital breakthrough artists.
‘LAUNDRY’ – LISTEN HERE