The mysterious nothing, nowhere is the emo-influenced project of a New England singer and songwriter who covers his face in promotional photos and makes a habit of wearing hoods while performing. As revealed in interviews, he started playing acoustic guitar at the age of 12, at first attempting emo-style versions of popular rap songs. After devoting time to a series of short-lived bands throughout his teens and beyond, he decided to work solo. Again merging elements of hip-hop with guitar-based instrumentation, and citing songwriters such as Sufjan Stevens, Owen, and (Sandy) Alex G among his inspirations, he started using the moniker nothing, nowhere in April 2015.
The project's first album, the nothing, nowhere lp, appeared in June 2015, followed by the EP Bummer later the same year. Working on some of the tracks with producers he'd met on SoundCloud, the latter was recorded in his parents' basement in Vermont around the time he committed to pursuing music full-time. The EP Where Are You? followed on Synergy Records in early 2016, and in 2017, the single "Clarity in Kerosene" arrived via Pete Wentz's DCD2 label and Equal Vision Records.