I’ve come to realize that I have somewhat of a love-hate relationship with SoundCloud. On one hand, considering that there’s no barrier to entry, the quality of the music can sometimes run a little low, but on the other hand, there are a countless number of gems that the platform offers — it’s just up to the end user to do a bit of digging. Today, upon doing some digging, I’m here to present an absolute gem in the form of Rayon Nelson’s single, “Where Were You.”

Leading up to his forthcoming EP, Closer, due for release on May 31st, this mind-bending offering brings listeners deep into the world of Nelson, using nothing but silky smooth vocals and lush instrumentation to keep things interesting. Simple as it may be, “Where Were You” does an impeccable job at creating an atmosphere and enchanting listeners, making it a perfect representation of Rayon Nelson’s deeply impressive artistry. Although this may be my first introduction to the rising talent, I can genuinely say I was beyond excited to stumble on this one. Nelson is a gem, and without a doubt, I predict that Closer will attest and then some.

As we await the release of the full EP, check out “Where Were You” below and let us know what you think in the comments!