Photo by: Chelsey Brown

Nathaniel Cole is a writer, producer, and fusion artist based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Creating R&B/Soul music, steeped in Funk and EDM- the sound insights dance as much as it does thought. His sonic style draws from a wide range of influences such as Nile Rodgers, Sade, Calvin Harris, & Nick Waterhouse. 

It was Summer of 2018 that Cole released his first EP "Imagination" followed a small string of local shows backed by a three piece band- including an open air set at 

United Not Isolated Festival in Halifax's North End. 

In early 2019 Nathaniel began work on a project that would be a collaboration with local artists. On the basis that there would be an art for art exchange; Cole would create studio portraits in exchange to those artists who provided their art in the form of lyrics on a given track.

"Nathaniel Cole has been pulling his weight in the Halifax hip-hop community and making a name for himself. Now he’s not only releasing a new single but bringing the community together for a collaborative idea in the process." The East Magazine 

In late 2019 and early 2020, he gave a taste of the beginning stages of the project with tracks such as "Give it Up feat Shanii 22," "Close to the Money feat. Baseline" & "Suffocate feat Paollo." With the pandemic stunting the trajectory and the mentality, the project was pushed back but still in progress, with intentions of a late 2021 release that will ideally feature a public collection of all the portraits captured in the making of the project. During the down time of pandemic lifestyle, Cole took to releasing several live performance style videos created in his studio and on location. As well as some post lockdown performances as a part of Emerge Festival and Salt Yard Sessions. 

Since the pause on the aforementioned project- Nathaniel has put forth a two track EP entitled "LXVE/LXST" that explores emotion, intimacy, and passion. As well, thru Summer 2021 he has released three singles including "Real" which was accompanied by a self shot and directed music video.