“Nuh Ready Nuh Ready” isn’t a Funk Wav and it’s not a shining Rihanna joint. It wasn’t acceptable in the ’80s, and it’s not a “Flashback.” It’s a new sound with a classic ’90s-house twist. PARTYNEXTDOOR plays the modern favorite with an island-tinged accent over a Caribbean-kissed rhythm, while bright horns burst over the dark background beat. The official video is trippy and strange, not unlike things you may have seen on a Spencer’s blacklight poster in the early 2000s, and it heavily features the singer, twisting around in green-screen insanity.
It signals the next phase of the decorated producer’s career and comes with the promise of new material to come. It’s a new dawn, whether yuh ready or nuh. Catch him ushering in the new era at one of his DJ performances, exclusively at Hakkasan nightclub in Las Vegas in 2018, and listen to “Nuh Ready Nuh Ready” below.