Multi-Award-winning Indian Music Producer Amaal Mallik remixes Indie Artist Nikitaa’s song ‘Bad Trip (Sitam)’. The two musicians who have collaborated in the past for a Hindi single titled ‘Zindagi Hai Abhi’ are back with a Lo-Fi remix music video. Amaal Mallik elevates the song with his magic touch adding beautiful synths and samples supported by cleverly sprinkled live bass and guitars. This Lo-Fi version will definitely win hearts.
Originally, the song alternates from pop elements with crafty lyrics that convey understanding and growing apart from an alarming person. Driven by the dreamy rhythmic bass line, the song is filled with moody and vibrant synths, woodwinds and Middle Eastern-inspired strings along with percussion ranging from the djembe to Middle Eastern to Indian percussions.
Talking about what intrigued Amaal Mallik to work on this song, he shares, “What completely blew me about Bad Trip was its songwriting and the thought process that Nikitaa had to write a song about a Bad Trip and speak about the feelings in her heart and to put something which defines the world today, where sometimes wonderful girls come across men who believe themselves to be more than a man. Maybe someone on the level of a God. The way it’s described in the song is beautiful. It was an amazing feeling to hear someone that I’ve seen grow as an artist right in front of me, put out new music that is so wonderful and so new-age. We previously worked on Zindagi Abhi, and it was one of the first time we collaborated. This time I messaged her, saying that I really love this song of yours and I would like to do a remix for it. She thought I was kidding, but I was very very sure that I wanted to bring my world to this beautiful song. She’s a singer that has a lot of prowess and she’s someone who’s confident, which is extremely important for any artist. She speaks her heart and she has a distinct voice, I must say, because when I listen to the songs that are sung by her, I don’t really get confused as to who the artist is, I can easily pick out and say that it’s Nikitaa singing there. That’s a very important and unique quality to have. I’m so happy that I can do this and work with younger talent from this country and put out some love and support from me to these wonderfully talented artists. I think Nikitaa is one of the really talented and futuristic artists who I think has a beautiful journey coming up for her. So I wish her well and I hope people love this remix I’ve done for Bad Trip.”
Talking about the release, Nikitaa says, “Amaal was intrigued and interested in this song, and we decided that him working on a Lofi remix would be a wonderful idea. I feel like the remix elevates the song to a level of ethereal previously unheard from me in my work. Amaal is just as meticulous if not more than I am, I knew the minute we decided to do this that he would create magic and that’s exactly what he did! This is my second time collaborating with him musically and I feel like I always learn so much from his passionate and keen approach.”
LA/Mumbai-based musician Nikitaa, has dabbled in many genres and languages. A Singer, Songwriter, Director and Producer, Nikitaa is a true-blue Indie breakout star. She combines ethereal Pop/RnB with a subtle nod to the South-Asian soundscape to bring a new genre she calls ‘Goddess Pop’.
With songs and albums including ‘Majesty’, ‘Universe’, ‘Clutch’, ‘High Priestess’ and the recent ‘Zindagi Hai Abhi’, the Indie singer-songwriter has enchanted her listeners.
About Artist Nikitaa:
In 2020, the Mumbai-LA-based singer released more than 4 singles – ‘Universe’, ‘Goddess’, ‘Clutch’ and ‘Tum Aur Main’ in collaboration with Nikhil D’Souza and sang for a Netflix film ‘Masaba Masaba’. In 2021, she released 4 singles Wolf and Boomerang (featuring American rap-duo Flyana Boss) and ‘Farewell’ and ‘DITK’.
At the end of 2021, songwriter Nikitaa released her Album ‘High Priestess’ comprising 12 songs that represent archetypes Nikitaa has encountered or wanted to call into her life. The album is a mix of sensual, darker RnB as well as Pop, with some sprinkled Hip-Hop. Each track is a theme song for feminine empowerment. Pushing her boundaries as an Indie female artist, Nikitaa has successfully fulfilled her promise to give an intimate experience to her fans through this album. The singer lately dropped a new Hindi single ‘Zindagi Hai Abhi’ with eminent music composer Amaal Mallik which every millennial out there relates to. Nikitaa, recently dropped a music NFT for one of her songs titled ‘Criminal Behavior’. Written, produced, mixed and mastered all by herself. The song deviates from her signature sound and creates something that is purely RnB – a genre Nikitaa has adored since she was 13. All of that to say – Criminal Behavior is a piece of her, one that she never shared in any capacity with anyone before.
Seems like the singer is on a spree to build an impactful discography. It is part of her plan to continue to defy expectations and build a catalogue of self-penned material that will continue to garner fans throughout the music world. A born entertainer, with the ability to transcend language, culture and ethnicity, Nikitaa’s self-proclaimed mission as an artist is to break down barriers, shatter stereotypes and bring people together under the universal language of music.
Song – Bad Trip ( Sitam) x Amaal Mallik Lofi Remix
Singer – Nikitaa
Remixed and re-arranged – Amaal Mallik
Song – Bad Trip (Sitam)
Singer – Nikitaa
Production – Nikitaa and Mukund Komanduri
Mix & Master – Pedro Theodoro