An ever-creative NIKITAA stylishly blends organic musicality and skillful pop sensibilities for her powerful new single Universe.
Leading with a unique fusion of distorted guitar and smooth, RnB-inspired vocals, Universe progresses to be a wholly immersive song and soundscape, with a classically catchy core but a musical undertone that effectively refreshes.
The release, originally premiered over at Rolling Stone India, emerges complete with another captivating set of visuals – depicting the artist in performance once again, strengthening that artist-audience connection and understanding in a genuine yet professionally captured light.
As the song goes on, the strength of the melodic progression, concept and indeed vocal-work of the singer all shine with increasing brightness. The hook is awaited eagerly in every case, and the lyrics speak from the heart, reflecting on building something; working towards paving a new way towards a brighter future.
You can either take this as a broader idea relating to all of us and everything that 2020 has been, or a simple yet poetic and beautiful declaration of longing to a significant other. In either case, the lyrics and the delivery unite perfectly well to deliver something inspiring and subtly memorable. Really nicely done.