— by Kelly Nguyen: For NIKI, solitude has become her cathartic escape. 

In a continually hyperconnected world, being signed to a label boasting numerous at-the-ready collaborators and under the microscope of her growing audience, it’s difficult to imagine NIKI truly, if ever, alone. In the present day, the reality of being left up to your own devices has become an exhausting feat — terrifying even, though it’s a familiar concept for the singer. It’s one she relishes in, cuts her music-making teeth with and even welcomes with open arms as of late…

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