With Heartless the Monster, a combination of things make his art gleam. From his vocal
delivery, cadence and lyrical themes, to the beats that he’s picked to rap and sing over, he
devours mics with his baritone vocals. And, oh yeah, during his live shows, he sometimes busts
out a saxophone to rip a solo. F*ck. Yes.”
- The San Antonio Current
Born Nigel Williams, San Antonio-based rapper, singer, songwriter Heartless the Monster, has
been releasing heart wrenching and infectious lyrics since 2014, captivating listeners with
smooth, baritone vocals and lyrics that dissect love and relationships.
His music lands somewhere between groovy R&B, catchy pop earworms and by-the-books
hip-hop. The Alamo City rapper has released 2 full-length projects as well as a collaboration
with newcomer R&B singer, Yvng Hanshi, for the Christmas EP Why Did We Do This.
The first of those projects, 2018’s I dreamt of you in colors that don’t exist, embraces
storytelling, as Heartless details a relationship he was in from the moment they met through
their heartbreaking split. This was the first project he recorded in an actual studio, and it was the
first breakup he dealt with sober, as he spent the majority of his adolescence lost in his
addiction. Music, and the pursuit of it, was the one constant in his life.
“When I got sober in late 2014 I realized how many other addicts like me never get the 2nd
chance I'd been given, they never get a chance to do things right or chase their dreams and
since I was lucky enough to have this opportunity I wasn't going to waste it.” says Heartless.
A year later, Heartless released his second project, God Save The Princess (2019) which lands
somewhere between R&B and hip-hop and is filled to the brim with thoughtful lyrics delivered
with his charmingly deep voice.
“What’s awesome is that even though there’s enough pop sensibility to land some of the tracks
on mainstream radio, the record [God Save The Princess] carries enough dynamic and lyrical
wordplay to keep listeners interested.“
- The SA Current
Most recently, Heartless is in the middle of recording another collaborative project, Confetty,
with Austin's premiere songstress, Shilxh. The duo have already previewed 3 singles from the
upcoming project. The first of those, Guava, has already racked up over 170,000 streams, and
according to the San Antonio Current, “sounds like it could slide onto the airwaves between hits
from Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande.” When he’s not making music and getting played on local radio Heartless works with at-risk teens in San Antonio to try and help them live better lives and hopefully avoid some of the mistakes he’s made.
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