The visual heats up from the first frame. With its funky disco aesthetic and bright hues, the intimate clip intercuts tight close-ups with entrancing moves. Duckwrth channels the sixties and seventies with slick and stylish energy befitting of a classic flick captured on screen, while G.LA.M. brings her vibrant energy.
“Coming Closer” attracted critical acclaim straight out of the gate. HYPEBEAST claimed, “The song sees Duckwrth finding his pocket on the bouncy instrumental that you’d normally hear on dance floors throughout the states if it wasn’t for the current era of isolation and quarantine.” Additionally, Variance dubbed it “a dancefloor-ready anthem.”
In other big news, he launches his NTS radio show SuperGood Nights Presented By Duckwrth on July 17 8pm-9pm-August 21 8-9 pm PST. Be sure to tune in here.
“Coming Closer” arrives hot on the heels of his buzzing feel-good anthem “Find A Way” feat. Alex Mali, Radio Ahlee, & Bayli. HipHopDX praised its “melodic message of perseverance,” and Brooklyn Vegan described it as “powerful.” HYPEBEAST wrote, “The single serves as an uplifting anthem during these troubling times, featuring lyrics that showcase the artist’s ability to reminisce about the past and see a way forward.” Earmilk put it best, “The single plays as a welcome beam of light during a dark time.”
Over the last five years, LA-based wunderkind Duckwrth has quickly risen up the ranks as a promising star of the future of music. His collection of critically acclaimed projects including Nowhere (2015,) I’m Uugly (2016), Xtra Uugly (2017) and The Falling Man EP (2019), have transcended streaming platforms and landed in films, TV series, and brand ad campaigns and have received critical acclaim from a vast amount of outlets including NPR, The FADER, Complex, XXL and more. This cumulation has led the rapper to become an international touring staple, headlining shows globally and performing at Austin City Limits and opening for superstars Billie Eilish and Anderson .Paak. Duckwrth’s music has appeared on shows like CW’s All American, HBO’s Insecure and Real Time with Bill Maher and his song “Start A Riot” was featured on the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack. His music has appeared in campaigns for the likes of Cadillac, Microsoft, Peloton, Amazon and Apple Music, and he’s worked with fashion legacies like Levi’s, Vans and Fila, as well as high fashion men’s suit designer Paul Smith.