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Young & Sick Brings His Soulful R&B to The Bowery Ballroom

June 18th, 2014

Dutch visual artist Nick Van Hofwegen is a double threat. Before releasing any of his own material, he was already in the music industry, designing album covers—under the name Young & Sick—for the likes of Maroon 5, Foster the People and Robin Thicke. But beginning in 2012, Young & Sick began putting out several falsetto-fueled digital R&B singles before his self-titled debut full-length (stream it below) arrived this spring. AllMusic notes that “with downtempo R&B crooning, smeary washes of synths and simmering beats, delivered with so much style and graceful soul that it leaps ahead of the pack to become something of a minor classic of the form.” Young & Sick (above, doing “Glass” for Hype Machine) has also been honing his live show this year, performing at SXSW and Coachella, prior to embarking on his own North American tour this month, which brings him to The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night.