n.e.r.d. life by D’Vo is a Virtual Neo Soul and Hip-Hop Artist from Houston, TX. He is the owner of the independent label, Element 11 Inc under which he is releasing a series of albums called, The Codex, which will be an extension of eleven bodies of work.
DARK MATTERS, produced by Tellingbeatzz, is an experimental hip-hop track that would fit among the emo and dark hip-hop genres. The lyrics are told in the first-person perspective of someone who struggles with mental health and self-harm, although triggering for some, the song is encouraging the listener towards healing. The ambiance of the guitar adds emotion and drama to the track, a perfect element for the lyricism to be felt. “The song is personal”, says D’Vo, “we all know of someone who has fallen into a pit of depression and or suicidal thoughts.” Here is what a few Soundcloud tastemakers are saying about the single,
“That guitar is sexy.”
“Awesome song! Love the beat and vocals, you kill it.”
The fourth album titled, The Codex: In My Bag, will be a shift from the first three albums. With each release, the recording artist has improved upon his craft and delivery. Volume IV will also be distributed differently than the previous, with new singles releasing every month. D’Vo is an anonymous artist and uses art and animation to tell his story. He has an academic background with a musical talent and created his first album in 2019.