New artists Miguel, Elle Varner, Luke James and Stacy Barthe share the same interest, but are defining their style rather than being pushed into a traditional music or artistic category. They are more than Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, they see themselves as the Nouveau Noir - the "new black."
“These are the people who are into art, into fashion, into music, you know anything having to do with art, we’re the artsy kids," Stacy Barthe told Singersroom.
The development of the clique was to allow each artist to feel comfortable expressing their self without stereotypical confines and to have comradery from a community. Barthe is an example of an artist who is truly authentic with her art, “I created my own little corner in the world and that’s just me. I can’t even describe what it is; I’m totally me, from how I dress to what I’m saying in my music, that’s just all what sets me apart.”
Though it consist of Elle Varner, Luke James, Miguel and Barthe, they welcome anybody to be down, it is by no means an exclusive circle.