Pressemitteilung: NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE, LYRIC-VIDEO zur neuen Single "Twisted", Album "Take Your Power Back" am 15.05.20

NAHKO AND MEDICINE PEOPLE präsentieren mit “Twisted" die Single, aus dem am 15.05.2020 erscheinenden neuen Album „Take Your Power Back“ (SideOneDummy), das erste nach 4 Jahren.

Das ausdrucksstarke Lyric-Video zu dem Song gibt es hier zu sehen:

 "Twisted“ Lyric-Video:

Nahko kommentiert auf :
"The idea of how twisted I had gotten my truths came to me one night, and I penned the chorus right then and there. That truth and journey is to love oneself, your whole self, for all that you are and all that you are not,“
Weitere Videos vom kommenden Album:
„The Garden“ (Lyric Video)
 "Slow Down“ (Lyric-Video)

NAHKO, in Portland/Oregon geboren, mit puertoricanischen, indianischen und philippinischen Wurzeln, beschreibt sein neues Werk wie folgt:  "Dieses Album entstand aus einem Wiedererwachen", sagt Nahko. "Ich fand mich in einem neuen Kapitel meines Lebens wieder und das Schreiben dieser Songs war meine Art, alle Änderungen zu verarbeiten, die ich durchmachte."

Mit dem selbst-veröffentlichten Debüt "Dark As Night“ (2013) explodierte NAHKO mit seiner Band förmlich, das Video zu dem Song "Aloha Ke Akua" verzeichnet mittlerweile über 11 Millionen Aufrufe, darauf folgten ausverkaufte US-Headline-Shows.

Im Juni 2016 erschien das Nahko And The Medicine People Album mit „Hoka“ erstmals auf SideOneDummy, u.a. mit der Single „Tus Pies (Your Feet)“, als Gäste waren u.a. XAVIER RUDD und die US-Schauspielerin SHAILENE WOODLEY mit vertreten.  

 2016 spielte NAHKO mit seiner Band erstmals zwei exklusive Shows in Deutschland in Köln und Hamburg, beide waren weit im voraus ausverkauft. Darauf folgte die erste richtige Deutschland Tour, u.a. trat als Co-Headliner auf dem Gamescom-Festival in Köln auf.

Nach diversen Headline-Shows im Sommer 2019, erscheint am 15.05.2020 nach 4 Jahren das neue NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE Album "Take Your Power Back“


In a career built on reflective, deeply personal songwriting, Nahko’s extraordinary new album, ‘Take Your Power Back,’ stands as far and away his most profound, revelatory, and fully realized collection yet. Recorded in Los Angeles and Executive Produced by cut&dry, the record grapples with grief, trauma, and reconciliation, learning to face heartache head on and embrace the peace and serenity that comes with understanding and acceptance. As heavy as all that may sound, ‘Take Your Power Back’ is as uplifting and infectious as anything Nahko has ever released, blending socially conscious folk and rock with soulful, alt-R&B, genre-bending production. It’s an album of growth, of courage, of resilience. It’s a testament to the beauty and evolution that can come from fully inhabiting our pain, and it’s proof positive that our true power—spiritual, physical, and emotional—inevitably comes from within.

“I had half a year just to cultivate and create on a deeper level with this record,” Nahko explains. “I realized that I hadn’t allowed myself to explore some of the darker parts of my psyche before because I’d never had the language for it. I started going to therapy, and for the first time, I saw just how much work I needed to do. It could be painful, but sometimes you have to go through the mud to find the flowers.”

 Born to a Puerto Rican/Native American mother and a Filipino father, Nahko was adopted by a white, conservative, Christian family in Oregon and raised under the name David Bell. He later learned that his birth was the result of a rape, that his biological mother had been fourteen and sold into sex work at the time he was conceived, and that his biological father had gone on to be murdered. A sixth-generation Apache, he took on the moniker of Nahko—a play on his middle name, Nahkohe-ese, which translates to Little Bear—as a way of reclaiming his roots, and in his late teens and twenties, he began traveling the country, spending stints living as far afield as Hawaii and Alaska as he wrestled with identity, purpose, and perception.

Backed by his band, Medicine For The People, Nahko released his debut album, ‘On The Verge,’ in 2011, but his true breakthrough came two years later with ‘Dark As Night.’ The record was a critical and commercial breakout, landing in the Top Ten on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and earning the band festival slots at Outside Lands, Electric Forest, Wanderlust, Bumbershoot, and more. Over the next four years, Nahko would go on to release two more celebrated albums with his band, solidifying his reputation along the way as an outspoken activist and advocate for both social and environmental justice.