Adam Nuckels finds life post-pandemic with genre-bending new single ‘King Is Home
Pittsburgh, PA– In the words of veteran Adam Nuckels, “Post military life has had it’s challenges.” Having served two tours of duty in the Middle East during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom – and 12 years of service in total – Nuckels left the military in November 2017 facing an uncertain future. A close friend, Dustin Ionadi, had passed from a rare form of brain cancer after serving his time in Iraq and Afghanistan, and between that tragedy and the mental challenges from which Nuckels suffered, life was extremely difficult. Like many other veterans struggling with similar issues, Nuckels at first turned to alcohol to numb the pain. His depression deepened and he even attempted suicide multiple times. The journey got dark at times, but along the way he found some great support and has pro-actively been working toward full mental and physical recovery. One of the biggest things to help him through has been creating music.
In 2020, Nuckels launched Deadonfeet Records, and began zeroing in on a full-time career as a recording musician. He learned more and taught himself the ins and outs of the music industry, and today he writes, composes, produces, and performs all his own music. He has eight songs out across all streaming platforms, and his latest hit is a song called “King Is Home.”
Nuckels showcases natural vocals and an aggressive energy as he blends a variety of sounds on this hot new track. Embracing a kind of 1930s throwback vibe – a “Bonnie and Clyde outlaws-in-the-West kind of vibe” he said – the song serves as an announcement, of sorts, to the world that Nuckels is here to stay when it comes to music, and his talent is something to which people should pay attention.
“I’ve been pre-judged my entire life,” Nuckels said. “Through my music, you get a picture of who I am as an individual. This song shares that with people. It’s a song about letting go of my past and moving on. I bet all chips on myself when the Pandemic struck , and I’m pursuing my dream. I’m doing what I was always meant to do. This song is the story of that journey.”
Nuckels said he knows people will appreciate how he blends three or four genres into one with each of the songs he creates. And across it all he showcases a unique ability to rap over the top of any beat. The end result is a new genre of music, he said, with such an original vibe that it’s almost hard to describe. From influences of Metallica, Slipknot, and The Doors to NWA, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Three Six Mafia, and DMX, Nuckels incorporates a lot of different sounds and styles. And he plans to keep showcasing that sound with more singles over the course of the year.
“My life will be reflected in my art and my music,” he said. “It’s a story. I don’t want people to deal with the life I’ve been trying to conquer, and my music will help them with that. It’s real and authentic and straightforward, and I believe that can help and inspire a lot of people.”
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