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Nykki Shares Upbeat Slice Of Pop Perfection With ‘Playing It Cool’

Rising future pop artist Nykki shares new single ‘Playing It Cool’, an upbeat slice of pop perfection, alongside its playful 90s and Y2Y rom-com influenced music video.

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‘Playing It Cool’ is a smooth and energetic post-summer anthem led by a groovy guitar, a funky bassline over pulse-pounding claps drums. An irresistible setting for Nykki’s lush vocals and her catchy optimistic lyrics, as she voices her desire for the kind of love story worthy of watching over and over again.

Written by Nykki with John Foyle, known for his work with Mae Muller and Lola Young and St£fan – aka Stefan Abingdon – whose major pop cuts include, among others,  a single for Selena Gomez and co-produced by the latter – ‘Playing It Cool’ comes hot on the heels of recent single ‘Right Place Wrong Guy’, which has seen support from Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ and Apple Music’s ‘New Music Daily’ and ‘New in Pop’.

Talking about the track Nykki explains: “This is my first 100% positive, very lovey dovey song and I’m here for it!. I wrote this for my boyfriend, just expressing my feelings, making fun of myself, while being very honest and vulnerable”. Diving deeper into the writing and production process Nykki adds; “We wrote this with John Foyle and St£fan over zoom. I felt ready to finally write and release a love song that wasn’t about heartbreak. I wanted this to be the song you hear after the last scene in a romantic movie, the sound is definitely poppier and cuter than anything I’ve released before, but at the same time is still very me and based on my relationship”.

The playful 90s and Y2Y rom-com influenced music video, it’s the perfect showcase for Nykki’s acting skills. “I’m a hopeless romantic who grew up watching rom-com movies. I wanted the video to show some of them while having fun playing different characters, with different looks and hairstyles, making it something very entertaining for other people to watch”. 

“Showing the extent of her range with every release”, as written by Wonderland Magazine for their New Noise’ feature, Nykki has rolled out a string of bops which marked her as a newcomer to watch. Debut single ‘No Cry’ catapulted the Czech-born artist into the international pop world, with Billboard praising her “commanding vocals” and giving their seal of approval to her debut video, which has now clocked up over 1 million YouTube plays, since premiering on the world’s most influential music media brand. Whilst the single’s remix by Leon Lour peaked in the UK Commercial Pop Top 30 Club Charts at number 13. In her follow up single ‘Lost My Mind’, Nykki showed her good girl turned bad persona through the convincing acted scenes and dynamic choreographed shots of the track’s video, which has now reached nearly 1.5 million YouTube views. Eloquently acclaimed by Rollacoaster Magazine for her “emotionally tinged, energetic pop songs that boast undeniably catchy hooks,” Nykki graced the pages of last year’s Spring/Summer issue, before going back into the studio. While the stripped down versions of her EDM-laced pop songs have been praised for their “glossy dynamics” by one of the world’s foremost authority on pop music authority on pop music Popdust. While last year’s single ‘Me Over You’, written with Salt Ashes’ collaborators, British writing and production duo The Radiators, has seen support from fashion and music publications such as Metal Magazine and  Mundane Magazine, among others. 

With ‘Playing it Cool’ Nykki flawlessly showcases her cleverly witty and playful side, proving she is capable of writing undeniably catchy bops. 

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