NAÏKA UNVEILS “HEAD IN THE CLOUDS FT. TEAMARRR (REMIX)”
World-pop singer-songwriter Naïka has announced today’s premiere of an extraordinary new single, “Head in the Clouds Ft. TeaMarrr (Remix).” The newly remixed track is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
Originally found on Naïka’s acclaimed debut EP, LOST IN PARADÏSE, PT. 1, “Head in the Clouds Ft. TeaMarrr (Remix)” sees the Miami-born, Los Angeles-based songstress teaming with her fellow Haitian American artist for a truly extraordinary, intensely intimate new track.
“‘Head in the Clouds’ is about finding love for yourself,” says Naïka. “I think the journey to self love is one of the most important ones. You can’t realistically give parts of yourself to anybody until you’ve learned to love and respect yourself first.
“I’ve been a huge fan of TeaMarrr,” she adds, “her music and artistry. We’re also both Haitian and I’ve always wanted to collab with her. There was no one else in my mind to do the remix for this record, I knew she would kill it and that her energy would be a perfect match.”
The first of two deeply personal EPs chronicling Naïka’s one-of-a-kind creative and human journey, LOST IN PARADÏSE, PT. 1 arrived earlier this year, heralded by such remarkable singles as “Vultures” and “African Sun,” the latter written by Naïka as a celebration of her Haitian roots after last year’s massive series of anti-government protests. Sung in both Haitian Creole and English, the track is joined by an official lyric video streaming now at YouTube.
“Vultures” arrived earlier this year, accompanied by an official companion video, streaming now at YouTube. “The stunning visuals and carefully constructed characters portray Naïka’s complex inner struggle,” raved LADYGUNN in its exclusive video premiere, “and eventually, she finds a way to come to terms with it.”
Naïka has already earned acclaim and attention for her distinctive fusion of sounds, a sonic approach she describes simply as “world-pop.” Born in Miami, the gifted singer-songwriter fell in love with music at an early age, absorbing inspiration from her French and Haitian heritage as well as her family’s wide-ranging travels around the globe, from Guadeloupe to Kenya, from South Africa to Vanuatu and beyond. Indeed, the influence of African, European, and Caribbean cultures has shaped her both as an artist and as a citizen of the world, evidenced by her hugely popular cover of the Haitian classic, “Papa Gèdè (Bel Gason),” as well as recent tracks like “Oh Mama,” “Déjà Vu,” and the worldwide streaming hit, “Ride.”
International applause has already come from such publications as Germany’s MYP Magazine, which wrote, “Naïka wants to add more color to her favorite thing in the world: pop music…Blessed with an incredible voice, she is free of pretension and seemingly doesn’t have a boring bone in her body.” “Naïka isn’t a typical American pop artist,” declared Frontrunner. “She’s here to bring her own sound…and maybe even do it in French.”