Album artwork for Stay Proud Of Me by NoSo
Album artwork for Stay Proud Of Me by NoSo

Stay Proud of Me is the debut album from LA-based Korean-American artist NoSo (real name, Abby Hwong). Their stage name is shorthand for North/South: a nod to their Korean heritage, and the inane origin question ("Which Korea are you from?") that so many Korean Americans inevitably face at some point in their lives. Across 10 tracks, NoSo indirectly grapples with the insecurities and frustrations that can arise from the Asian American experience, with the end result feeling like a balm for the alienated. Stay Proud of Me offers a deeply earnest coming-of-age story, a nuanced introduction to NoSo’s universe and Hwong’s rapidly expanding musical abilities. The marriage of their lyrics and captivating guitar performance feels magical, as if NoSo can open up portals to fantastic new realms, guided by an emotional honesty that breaks you down in one moment and fills you with joy in the next.

NoSo

Stay Proud Of Me

Partisan Records
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Album artwork for Stay Proud Of Me by NoSo
LP+

£19.99

With Signed Print. With Printed Inner Sleeve.

Opaque Blue

Signed Copy
Released 08/07/2022Catalogue Number

PTKF3017-3

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Album artwork for Stay Proud Of Me by NoSo
CD

£10.99

Released 08/07/2022Catalogue Number

PTKF3017-2

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Stay Proud Of Me by NoSo
LP

£19.99

With Printed Inner Sleeve.

Opaque Blue

Released 07/04/2023Catalogue Number

PTKF3017-1

NoSo

Stay Proud Of Me

Partisan Records
Album artwork for Album artwork for Stay Proud Of Me by NoSo by Stay Proud Of Me - NoSo
Album artwork for Album artwork for Stay Proud Of Me by NoSo by Stay Proud Of Me - NoSo
Album artwork for Stay Proud Of Me by NoSo
LP+

£19.99

With Signed Print. With Printed Inner Sleeve.

Opaque Blue

Signed Copy
Released 08/07/2022Catalogue Number

PTKF3017-3

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Stay Proud Of Me by NoSo
CD

£10.99

Released 08/07/2022Catalogue Number

PTKF3017-2

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Stay Proud Of Me by NoSo
LP

£19.99

With Printed Inner Sleeve.

Opaque Blue

Released 07/04/2023Catalogue Number

PTKF3017-1

Stay Proud of Me is the debut album from LA-based Korean-American artist NoSo (real name, Abby Hwong). Their stage name is shorthand for North/South: a nod to their Korean heritage, and the inane origin question ("Which Korea are you from?") that so many Korean Americans inevitably face at some point in their lives. Across 10 tracks, NoSo indirectly grapples with the insecurities and frustrations that can arise from the Asian American experience, with the end result feeling like a balm for the alienated. Stay Proud of Me offers a deeply earnest coming-of-age story, a nuanced introduction to NoSo’s universe and Hwong’s rapidly expanding musical abilities. The marriage of their lyrics and captivating guitar performance feels magical, as if NoSo can open up portals to fantastic new realms, guided by an emotional honesty that breaks you down in one moment and fills you with joy in the next.