• Zack Zagula

7001 Ways To Make A Record: Review and Interview with N. C. Palma


On the first of February the Vernon Hills native N. C. Palma released his first cohesive project. The project titled “7001” is an EP consisting of five tracks. The project takes the listener on a vulnerable and lyrical journey from the beginning of a flourishing relationship, through the tumultuous water that often follow, all the way to the end. The project is rhymically and lyrically diverse but the thematics are consistent throughout keeping the audience engaged while not losing it’s storytelling qualities.

It’s evident that Palma really took the time to develop his own flow and sound on this project. Having followed his music since high school I can say with certainty that this is his best release to date and his progression as an artist shows in “7001”. After listening to the project through several times I had the opportunity to ask N. C. Palma a few questions about the project and his musical journey as a whole.

Where are you from, and how did you get your start in music?

I’m from Vernon Hills— a northern suburb of Chicago. The first content I released was in high school. I probably wouldn’t have continued without friends insisting that I release more; at some point along the way it all started to sound good.

Who or what inspires your music?

Inspiration for me is more spontaneous— if I’m really feeling so