NYC based duo Nxtime return with their bittersweet release “A Boy Named Johnny Gates”.

Filled with warped guitar melodies and sparks of electronic rhythms, “A Boy Named Johnny Gates” reflects on
the end of a romantic relationship. Ray’s vocals are confident and assertive as he navigates a life post-break
up, searching for assurance amongst the uncertainty.

“The song has a dual meaning. On one hand it's about leaving a bad relationship, and on the other it's about
leaving your ego behind. I gave my ego the fictional name of Johnny Gates”, Ray explains.

Comprised of singer-songwriter and producer Ray Rubio and guitarist Nate Thompson, the duo met through
the New York City rock climbing community. Instantly discovering a creative connection, the pair started writing
and recording together in Ray's bedroom studio. Delivering shimmering dance anthems inspired by classic
R&B melodies and the synth soaked tones of 80s pop, the pair are backed by Bronx drummer Imhotep
Williams and a rotating lineup of local musicians.

With a string of singles to follow, “A Boy Named Johnny Gates” is indication of a band on the rise.
“A Boy Named Johnny Gates” is set for release October 1st, and Nxtime are recording their debut LP
alongside "Groove is in the Heart" producer/mixer Mike Rogers.