Today, Jakarta-born, LA-based singer-songwriter, and producer NIKI unveils her new single and accompanying video for “High School in Jakarta.” The track will appear on NIKI’s forthcoming sophomore album Nicole, out next Friday August 12.
“High School in Jakarta” takes listeners back to the very start of NIKI’s first romance, capturing the intense whirlwind of emotions that come with the beginning of falling in love. The track continues to see NIKI shine revisiting her singer/songwriter roots, featuring a light and playful melody that accentuates NIKI’s vivid and eloquent storytelling ability. The accompanying video sees NIKI transported back to the trials and tribulations of high school, all while experiencing the euphoria of her teenage first love.
“High School in Jakarta” follows previous single “Oceans & Engines,” a heart-wrenching ballad on surrendering to a broken relationship that serves as an impassioned moment of clarity and demonstrates NIKI’s songwriting ability. In the short time since its release, the track has amassed over 7 million streams and 2 million views on the music video. NIKI first announced Nicole with the release of lead single “Before,” a reflective nostalgia-tinged record that upon release, received acclaim from NME, UPROXX, and Teen Vogue who praised that the record “perfectly highlights NIKI’s songwriting prowess.” Both tracks will appear on Nicole.
Recently, NIKI announced her first ever North American headlining tour “The Nicole Tour,” which nearly sold-out during the presale and within the first 3 hours of general onsale. The run kicks off in Vancouver, BC on September 8th and stops in major cities including New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and more before wrapping at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on October 22nd. For more information, please visit nikizefanya.com.