I have known about 1nonly’s multifaceted talents for a couple of years now, but I’m shocked at how long it has taken the rest of the world to catch up. I say this because he constantly has a fresh take on music, shown in a myriad of ways including his unique samples and unmatched flows, but the fact that he is only 18 years old eases my mind because I know he has a long future in this industry, so there is plenty of time for people to wake up and see what they’ve been missing out on.
Not a single song he has put out has ever underwhelmed me even a little bit, and while these singles have been able to hold me over for the time being and appreciate his skills, I was certainly waiting for a project from the young phenom. Well, I am beyond grateful to say that the time has come for his debut EP to his streaming services, and his project Homesick is now out for fans to listen to on repeat time and time again. He does recruit a handful of producers to assist him in creating the foundation for the record, but also includes some of his own production as well which adds even more of a personal touch to the effort.
What I love most, though, is the fact that he is able to showcase his versatility in one cohesive way, so instead of fans jumping from song to song in order to experience this, they’re able to press play on “Shut It” (the first track), and let it run its course all the way until “leave” brings us home after ingesting and appreciating all 8 songs spanning just under 19 minutes long. Whether they’re hard-hitting jams, out-of-the-box records, or more introspective ballads, 1nonly’s personality is infectious and he proves that just because he’s young, doesn’t mean he’s inexperienced.
When speaking about the EP, the Las Vegas hitmakers said:
“This EP is really like an album for me. I’ve never released this many songs at once. It’s the product of months of studio sessions… It was a huge creative effort, and I dug deep into everything that has inspired me and pushed me to music my whole life… Growing up. My childhood. My friends. My family. Skateboarding. Fashion. Everything at once crashing together and then figuring it all out in a song for my day one fans.”
What’s even more impressive is the fact that this is the first of hopefully many projects, so 1nonly’s future is bright, exciting, and something I certainly won’t miss a wink of as he continues to prove himself and rise to the occasion every single time he drops.