- Indonesian singer-songwriter NIKI is currently on her first-ever solo North American tour, which will conclude in Los Angeles on Oct. 22.
- The 88rising artist stopped at the Showbox in Seattle on Sep. 9.
- Her tour shares its name with her newly released sophomore album “NICOLE.”
For 88rising star NIKI, performing at festivals such as Head in the Clouds and Coachella in front of thousands of adoring fans has become routine and almost expected in her meteoric ascension.
To that end, it would be easy to chalk up the Seattle stop of her “NICOLE” tour as yet another standard performance. However, the 23-year-old vocalist hosted something akin to a stripped back Friday night party with her bandmates and hundreds of friends she has never met.
- Indonesian singer-songwriter NIKI dropped her first-ever short film “But I’m Letting Go” on Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Music on Friday.
- The film follows the story of NIKI as the character “Nicole” and Peter Adrian Sudarso as “Ben,” the same couple from NIKI’s other music videos “High School in Jakarta,” “Oceans & Engines” and “Before.”
- NIKI released her sophomore album “Nicole” on Aug. 12.
- She will headline her first solo North American tour starting in September in Vancouver.
Indonesian singer-songwriter NIKI released her first short film “But I’m Letting Go” on Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Music on Friday.
The film, which has a runtime of a little less than 30 minutes, is directed by Isaac Ravishankara and stars NIKI as “Nicole” and Peter Adrian Sudarso as “Ben.” Eagle-eyed NIKI fans will recognize Ravishankara from NIKI’s previous music videos “High School in Jakarta,” “Oceans & Engines” and “Before.”
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“I always had the mindset I wasn’t going to make it because I’m Asian – and no Asians ever make it.”
These were the thoughts that sat in the mind of Indonesian singer NIKI when she was growing up aspiring to be an artist in America. However, her beliefs were not unfounded — while there are many talented artists of Asian descent, few have broken into the mainstream.