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, 2022.
“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, and see below for the full list of tour dates.
This spring, NIKI became the first Indonesian artist to ever perform at Coachella, alongside Rich Brian. NIKI will follow up her Coachella appearance with a performance at 88rising’s 2022 Head in the Clouds Festival this August at Brookside at the Rose Bowl. NIKI previously headlined at the 2021 Head in the Clouds Festival last November with a striking set that received acclaim from MTV, Flaunt, and The AV Club who hailed her a “goddamn superstar.” Watch her full performance at the festival HERE.
To date, NIKI has accumulated over 1.8 billion streams across all platforms. Her hit single “Every Summertime” from the soundtrack of Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings went viral earlier this year, reaching Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits and currently has over 220 million streams and climbing. The track, written and produced by NIKI and longtime collaborator Jacob Ray – is an exuberant love song with a throwback sound reminiscent of classic R&B and soul. Stream the track HERE.
Listen/watch “High School in Jakarta” and keep an eye out for more from NIKI soon.
The Nicole Tour Dates
September 8 – Vancouver, BC – Malkin Bowl
September 9 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
September 10 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
September 13 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
September 14 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
September 15 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
September 17 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
September 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
September 22 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
September 23 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
September 24 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
September 27 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
September 28 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
September 30 – Washington, D.C. – The Howard
October 2 – Boston, MA – Royale
October 4 – Nashville, TN – Eastside Bowl
October 5 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
October 6 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
October 8 – Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
October 9 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
October 11 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
October 12 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
October 14 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
October 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – The Grand
October 18 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
October 22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern