AfroPunk Features Nickel&Rose Single, "Americana"
Nickel&Rose is an Americana/ folk duo made up of Carl Nichols and Johanna Rose. Together, they bring life and meaning back to Americana music as we know it, and this impact is not going unrecognized. AfroPunk featured their single, "Americana" and explored topics like pioneers of musical genres, reclaiming "folk" music and more. Read it in full here.
"If you knew nothing else about the United States, the fact that the whitest genre of music is called “Americana” would tell you basically everything you needed to know. Folk (ahem, Americana) duo Nickel&Rose tackle that legacy head-on in their haunting new single."
The single sheds light on something most music lovers might not even know of. Like music can do, the message of the song carries a lot of meaning, and this is a song to listen closely to.
"It’s a song that seeks to reclaim a legacy torn away by decades of racist marketing, and it doesn’t hurt that it’s one of the best damn folk songs I’ve heard all year."