88rising’s resident songstress NIKI proudly shares NIKI Acoustic Sessions: Head In The Clouds II, now available on all streaming platforms. The EP contains three stripped back versions of “La La Lost You”, “Shouldn’t Couldn’t Wouldn’t”, and “Strange Land”, which shed their glossy sheen to give NIKI’s soothing vocals the center stage. Featuring only NIKI, her guitar, and an accompanying keyboard and electric guitar, the acoustic versions gain a new emotional depth while retaining their original charm.
Where some of the original tracks featured additional collaborators, these acoustic versions are all presented through NIKI’s voice. On “Strange Land”, her collaboration with singer songwriter Phum Viphurit, NIKI lets her soft but assured vocals take the reins for both hers and Viphurit’s verses. However, the stripped-down “Shouldn’t Couldn’t Wouldn’t” omits Rich Brian’s verse, allowing NIKI to make her case all the more clear and impactful through her words alone.
Stream NIKI Acoustic Sessions: Head In The Clouds II here:
The new acoustic tracks arrive just after the drop of Head In The Clouds II, released on October 11 via 88rising exclusively distributed by 12Tone Music. Since its release, the album has already accumulated 205 million+ streams and garnered high praise from Billboard, Genius, The FADER and more.
Executive produced by Joji, Head In The Clouds II highlights new material from 88rising’s core crew of Rich Brian, Joji, NIKI, AUGUST 08 and Higher Brothers and features unprecedented global collaborations with Swae Lee (of Rae Sremmurd), Major Lazer, Jackson Wang, GoldLink, Phum Viphurit, GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE, Stephanie Poetri and more. Across 16 tracks, the album spans six countries (United States, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, and China) for a cohesive sound that blends elements of vintage R&B, hip-hop, disco, and forward-thinking pop.
Stream Head In The Clouds II now: https://88rising.lnk.to/HITCII
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