NICK BLACK, “I.R.L.”
Taking cues from diverse performers such as Allen Stone and Justin Timberlake is Memphis’ own Nick Black with his latest single “I.R.L.”. Nick is hardly new to the music scene, but chances are that he’s new to you. “I.R.L” has a fresh, easy-going, appealing sound that is an immediate draw for those who like their pop songs spiked with a touch of soulfulness over some punchy electronic beats. With a sly vocal from Nick that is sometimes semi-spoken, “I.R.L” is a tonic for these social media days of isolation when we long to see others “in real life”. It’s engaging, flirty, genuine, and fun – can’t ask for much more in a song these days.