“Nerve’s a force now too big to be reckoned with” Purple Sneakers
“One of the best in Aus right now” Declan Byrne, triple j
Brisbane artist Nerve returns with his new single ‘Reece’s Peeces‘, a tongue-in-cheek slapper that shows the rapper/producer/engineer at his formidable, infectious best. Listen HERE, watch HERE.
‘Reece’s Peeces‘ is another display of Nerve‘s preference for rapping about food (See his breakout single ‘Sunday Roast‘, added to high rotation on triple j) as well as his ability to deliver witty punchlines and tightly-wound bars with effortless ease. With a thorough history in Australia’s grime and hip-hop scenes, Nerve has long proven his ability to spit over different styles and tempos, with ‘Reece’s Peeces‘ offering a sparse beat that’s disrupted by earth-shattering 808s and bass. The instrumental was cooked up by Nerve himself in five minutes, with the minimal production allowing his commanding vocals to take the driver’s seat.
Of the video, Nerve shares, “We wanted to create something that represented as much of our experience with various Australian subcultures as possible. So naturally, we had a massive food fight, went skydiving, rode horses and practised BDSM.”
Lyrically, ‘Reece’s Peeces‘ is rap bravado in Nerve‘s trademark larrikin style, seeing him take cheeky jabs at opponents while serving up his message of self-confidence: “Pull up your socks, this is a bop,” the hook states. “Be a boss. Fix up. Do whatever you want and do it better than anybody else. It’s healthy to be confident,”Nerve says. “You gotta be your own biggest fan these days, because everybody wants to knock you down a peg, especially in Australia.”
‘Reece’s Peeces‘by Nerve is out now via Believe, buy/stream it here.