UNVEILS HIS FIRST SINGLE
FEATURING TERRACE MARTIN,
THE TITLE TRACK FROM HIS DEBUT ALBUM OUT JULY 12
FIRST RELEASE FROM MERCEREAU’S OWN LABEL HOW SO RECORDS
MONTHLY L.A. RESIDENCY KICKS OFF MAY 5 AT THE VIRGIL
Multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter Nate Mercereau debuts his new single “Joy Techniques” featuring Terrace Martin (Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, YG) today; listen/share here.
“Joy Techniques” is the title track from Mercereau’s forthcoming debut album, out July 12. Joy Techniques is available for preorder now via howsorecords.com.
“Joy Techniques” features echoes of Mercereau’s guitar-synth reverberating between Martin’s saxophone. “We weren’t ever asking for permission to do anything,” Mercereau says of the track. “We just played parts because we felt them in the moment.”
Martin elaborates, “It’s easy to create when the biggest ego in the room is the music, and it’s always easy and fun to create with people that understand that. Nate and Ricky truly understand that and I was honored to be a part of this work of art.”
In anticipation and celebration of the release of Joy Techniques, Mercereau will play an ongoing monthly residency at Los Angeles’ The Virgil, first Sundays beginning May 5. See full details below.
Joy Techniques is the first release on Mercereau’s How So Records, with more to be announced soon. How So Records is a new partnership with Ricky Reed’s Nice Life Recording Company, a venture Mercereau describes as “a record label for seekers. We are presenting music that is looking for something new, out of its audience and out of its creators. We are bound not by genre, only radical creativity. High level music for high level listening.”
Based in Los Angeles, Mercereau’s performance, songwriting and production credits are wide-ranging, including stints as guitarist for Sheila E and Jennifer Hudson. His French horn is featured on “Bam” from JAY-Z’s platinum-certified chart-
HOW SO PRESENTS NATE MERCEREAU LIVE
May 5 The Virgil