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Nikitaa - Delirious Summer

Nikitaa - Delirious Summer

R&B Pop Singer-Songwriter, Nikitaa, has released their latest single, "Delirious Summer," today. Co-written and co-produced by Nikitaa; "Delirious Summer" is a harmonious fusion of mid-tempo
contemporary R&B and psychedelic pop, seamlessly weaving together elements of sound and self-reflection. Born from a moment when life appeared intoxicatingly perfect yet riddled with suspicion, the song encapsulates the paradox of experiencing ecstatic happiness while cautiously questioning its authenticity.

Drawing inspiration from the whirlwind of emotions that accompany unexpected success, Nikitaa found themself captivated by the phrase "I can’t tell if I’m unhinged or just better," which became the cornerstone of their latest musical endeavor. Through its stream-of-consciousness lyrics, "Delirious Summer" offers a poignant glimpse into Nikitaa's innermost thoughts, delving into the delicate balance between healing and delusion that many young adults grapple with.

Inspired by musical luminaries such as Frank Ocean, Blood Orange, and Beyoncé, "Delirious Summer" boasts a rich production that seamlessly blends lush synths with evocative vocals, organic drum samples, and both electric and acoustic guitars. The result is a sonic tapestry that envelops listeners like a gentle breeze on a balmy summer night. Whether cruising down the coast with the wind in your hair or lounging on a sun-kissed beach with a refreshing drink in hand, Nikitaa's latest offering promises to transport audiences to a state of pure euphoria. "Delirious Summer" marks
Nikitaa's fourth release of 2024, following “Elevator,” “Heaven,” and "Godless” which Rolling Stone included in their "Songs You Need To Know" roundup.

Nikitaa, an LA-based artist born and raised in India, infuses their music with ethereal Pop/R&B influences and their South Asian heritage, creating what they call Goddess Pop - music that emphasizes the fluidity of gender and emotional expression. As a genderfluid demisexual person, who predominantly uses they/them pronouns, Nikitaa is always emphasizing the importance of representation and inclusivity in the music industry. With almost 6 million YouTube views/Spotify streams combined, Nikitaa’s music has captured the attention of listeners instantly. Their third single “Majesty'' landed placement on NMF playlists across the world, and their singles through 2020 were released during lockdown with self-directed and produced videos that soared on Spotify and YouTube.

Throughout 2023, Nikitaa explored themes of vulnerability and strength in singles like “Scheming,” “On My Own,” “Peter Pan,” “Throne,” “Daddy Era,” and “Truman Show,” receiving recognition from Rolling Stone India, Radio One India, and Ones To Watch playlist Now Watching. Additionally, Nikitaa's keen ear and exceptional lyricism have led to brand placements with Splice’s Pride Month and South Asian Heritage Month campaigns.

Nikitaa’s work as a songwriter extends beyond their own projects, with credits on tracks for artists such as Trophy Boy (Nightmare, T.O.F.U, & Trophy Boy), Srushti Tawde (Breakfast Over Bae), RIKA (Grown Up), Aastha Gill, Munawar Faruqi, and Robica.

Looking ahead, 2024 promises to be a groundbreaking year for Nikitaa, with an EP on the horizon that is sure to captivate listeners. Inspired by artists like Beyonce for her knack for genre bending, fluidity in style and vocal prowess, and Jon Bellion for his overall songwriting; Nikitaa continues to push boundaries, blending genres and incorporating Indian and Middle Eastern instrumentation into their music.

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