No need to run and hide… NIKO is here to be your “Idol.”
Yes, the promising Milan-bred singer-songwriter responsible for supplying us with Euro Pop fantasies for the new age is back at it again.
Today, NIKO dropped his very first 2021 single: “Idol.”
Much like its predecessors “Try” and “Thinking About You,” “Idol” finds NIKO lacing his infectious vocals across a similarly buoyant slice of synth-pop that pays homage to early ’90’s dance and House music. (Always a win in my book, obviously.)
“‘Idol’ is a song about wanting to be seen and heard,” NIKO said in a statement. “It is also an exploration of the concept of fame, but it mostly can be interpreted as the need for love – the desire to be somebody’s somebody.”
“I am your future love/ the one you’re dreaming of/ oh, baby can’t you see/ you can’t escape from me/ I am your high, make you feel alive/ I wanna be your idol…,” he declares above the euphoric pulsations and cosmic synthesizers.
“I wrote an early version of ‘Idol’ a couple years ago, but sat on it as I was trying to find the best producer that could bring my vision to life. When I connected with Joakim Buddee, listened to his productions, I knew he was the right fit,” NIKO added. “We worked on the song completely remotely; he’s based in Sweden and I’m in the U.S, and travel was restricted due to Covid. We had Zoom sessions, and went back and forth on email until we finalized the track. I recorded the vocals in a studio on Sunset Boulevard, Joakim mixed the song in his studio in Stockholm, and then we sent it for mastering in Germany. It was a great collaboration for all parties involved.”
The song serves up all the drama of a properly good POP SONG, just the way it should.
NIKO’s new single “Idol” is available on all streaming platforms now!