Josue Lora and Nota G release solo singles “Rosa” and “Nudo” along with trippy music videos
We first met them as the vocalists at the front of the local Latin hip-hop outfit Agudos Clef, but Trenton’s Josue Lora and Nota G have been gradually establishing themselves as solo voices independent of each another.
They’ve released collaborative music under their own name for the past year and change, from the album Se Siente Como Suena to the more recent single “Naufrago.” And this week, both Josua Lora and Nota G dropped truly solo singles, each taking distinctive sonic paths and accompanying the music with a beautiful visual.
Lora’s “Rosa” is more of bop, setting a cumbia rhythm to shimmering electro pop production with Lora’s melodic delivery in the forefront. The video divides itself between naturalistic settings, scenes of Lora racing through a forest or strolling along the Delaware River waterfront, and scenes in a studio, bathed in flashes of moody lighting.
By comparison, Nota G’s “Nudo” is heady and psychedelic, with a slow and distant dub-style beat mixing with Tropicalia instrumental tones and slightly jazzy guitar by Brahm Genzlinger and a killer verse from rapper Anie. The video is more of a visualizer, with foggy shots of Nota G bathed in multicolored lights creating a hazy sense of breathtaking uncertainty.