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Nia Archives Crowded Roomz

Nia Archives returns with “Crowded Roomz”

19 January 2024, 12:11 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Nia Archives has returned with the brand new single, “Crowded Roomz", which was written after a festival last summer.

"Crowded Roomz" examines her life on tour, constantly surrounded by people, but not necessarily those she can be herself around. Rich with rippling guitar lines cutting taut through jungle drums, Nia’s personal experience and intimate lyrics speak on themes of loneliness and social anxiety, uniting us all in the universal experience of feeling like an observer in this chaotic world.

Accompanying the release is a video directed by Nicolee Tsin which reflects this sentiment in a timeless and iconic one take, tracking Nia through endless roomz whilst lives unfold around her. From the studio, to her mates house, to the tube, to the rave, the video is a smorgasbord of intrinsically UK cultural touch points and Nia’s friends with cameos from Maverick Sabre, Corbin Shaw, Intranet Girl and others.

"Crowded Roomz" follows the solo singles, “Off Wiv Ya Headz” and “Bad Gyalz” released last year which was capped off with Nia starring in the JD Sports Christmas advert alongside Central Cee and Kano, gracing the December cover of DJ Mag, a sold out 10,000 ticket “UP YA ARCHIVES” takeover at Warehouse Project and a remix of Fred Again’s “leavemealone”.

"Crowded Roomz" is out now via HIJINXXX/Island Records.

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