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New Music: Niia feat. Boogie – California (Remix)


Breakout soul singer Niia has been on a roll since the release of her impressive debut album I in May.

After teaming up with Jazmine Sullivan on the remix to “Sideline” the songstress premieres a remix/new version of her lush ballad “California.”

Over the ethereal production, Niia sings about a relationship that has her questioning the decisions that lead her to this point.

“Came to California, nothing but those blue skies / Why’d I leave my old life? / Blame it on your grey eyes,” she sings. “Cause every time you need me I fall apart / And every time you trust me I break your heart / And every time you kiss me it’s just okay / And every time you’re with me I’m far away.”

The remix features rising west coast rapper Boogie, who adds his own conscious tale of growing past his old life and looking for brighter days.

“Lets draw a space and erase all the borders / Lets follow our faith and not follow no orders,” raps Boogie. “Losing myself while I’m chasing a fortune.”

Take a listen below.

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New Video: Niia feat. Jazmine Sullivan – Sideline

Emerging jazz/soul singer Niia released her debut album I today (May 5), and to accompany the project she has unveiled a video for the album’s surprise duet, “Sideline” featuring Jazmine Sullivan.

In the black-and-white visuals, directed by Sasha Samsonova, the two woman share a similar problem. At first, we assume Sullivan is the “other woman,” but as things unfold it’s unclear who is really the “other.”

Niia explained to The FADER, that the song is about “two very different women dealing with the same problem.” She said Jazmine was the only choice for this duet because she’s just so great. “If I was ever going to lose to another woman, I’d want it to be a strong, incredibly talented, beautiful woman,” Niia said. “Jazmine Sullivan is that woman.”

Sullivan complimented Niia’s “hauntingly beautiful tone,” and added that once she heard the lyrics, she was sold on the song. “Anywhere there’s authenticity and drama I’m all in,” Sullivan said.

Watch the new video below, and stream Niia’s album via Spotify.

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