Unveiling a catching pop sound with atmospheric production, Nathan Colberg is an artist from Charlottesville, Virginia. His debut EP, Dream On, Kid., features six tracks, touting a sleekly produced and hook-abundant style of pop, ranging from the starry-eyed yearning of “Oblivion” to the anthemic opener “Gateway Bridge.”
The EP title serves partly as a message of hope to “keep going when hope seems all but lost,” with positive and heartfelt vibes projected throughout the production. “Around the World” serves ’90s pop nostalgia in its embrace of traveling alongside your best friend, complemented enjoyably by pulsing keys and endearing vocals.
“Hold You Tonight” follows up with similarly romantic themes. The EP’s second half charms with beautifully written love songs and ballads, with the first few tracks touting a more anthemic vein of pop. Dream On, Kid. succeeds with this melodically catching variety.
Stream Dream On, Kid., below:
The EP includes contributions from a variety of talented artists — produced by Jason Mater (Encanto, High School Musical the Series) and Chumba (Dua Lipa, Maroon 5), alongside songwriting contributions from Sam Martin (John Legend, Maroon 5, Jason DeRulo) and Bo Rinehart (Needtobreathe).
“Oblivion” and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2022’ Spotify playlist.
The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.