88rising‘s NIKI is currently hailed as the “new face of Indonesian R&B”. Today, the 88rising artist dropped a new single called “lowkey” taken from her forthcoming EP, wanna take this downtown?. NIKI collaborated with producer Z3N which sees her smooth vocals bouncing delicately on subdued instrumentals as she expresses the advantages of being lowkey and out of the public eye.
“It’s a really cool track, because it’s an honest, pretty frontal subject,” she said in a press release. “To not make it what it’s not, to keep things lowkey… But it’s set against the backdrop of innocence and almost has a coy delivery and tone, which I was very intentional about.”
wanna take this downtown? is due out in May. Watch the cute visual above and for more from NIKI, revisit her debut EP Zephyr here.