Like many of us, Niia turned to Mariah Carey in a moment of romantic crisis. However, she seems to be the only one who emerged with a bold reimagining of one of the R&B queens hits that is (dare we say) more astonishingly lush, affecting, and downright musical than the original. Aptly titled “Obsession,” take a look at Niia’s below.
“I wrote ‘Obsession’ when I was in a weird place mentally,” Niia tells Highsnobiety via email. “I’d been using escapism as a way to deal with the sour relationship I was stuck in. It felt exhausting to be myself and stay creatively heard. On top of that, when I felt people were copying me or treading on my territory it annoyed me even more. Instead of letting it consume me, I looked to Mariah for help. Nothing or nobody bothers her so I channeled my annoyance in a playful manner. This song is for everyone who doesn’t like your posts but is still creeping on your stories ;)”
“Obsession” is set to appear on Niia’s forthcoming ‘II: La Bella Vita.’ Pre-order the project here.