It’s a tour de force from the Japanese creative…

Robin Murray

20 · 04 · 2022

Nina Utashiro has shared her startling new track ‘ÉTUDE’.

The Japanese multi-hyphenate is a key figure in Tokyo’s club underground, with her PETRICHOR magazine acting as a hub for left-field thought.

Ostensibly a rapper, Nina Utashiro melds her intricate flows with deft, future-chasing production.

Draped in darkness, ‘ÉTUDE’ is a super-stylised offering, one that taps into multiple cultural conduits.

“Where other artists might want to beat you over the head with a club, I’m trying to stick a needle right in your heart,” she explains. “It looks frail but it’s strong. That’s something I aspire to at all times.”

Definitely an artist to keep tabs on, you can check out ‘ÉTUDE’ below.

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