Cloud Nothings' Dylan Baldi: “I've always had the philosophy that going into recording or a show, you can't control everything”

Dylan Baldi
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Dylan Baldi, the songwriter and guitarist behind Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings has written and released two records across a year when many of us have felt totally paralyzed. 

He’s always been prolific but, 10 years on from Cloud Nothings’ debut Turning On, it feels like something has clicked, some new epiphany has struck. 2020’s The Black Hole Understands was a quarantine baby, born in response to an immediate personal challenge to write and record remotely amid the first wave of the pandemic. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.