‘Finesse’ by Nija – WATCH

By RawKeith / October 4, 2021

Fresh off her stellar debut single, “Ease My Mind (Come Over),” Nija returns with a smooth, straight-talking new single, “Finesse.” As Teen Vogue observed, the 23-year-old artist is “über-relatable.” This time, she has a searing message for an ex who has a way of finessing his way back into her life, despite her best intentions. The track was produced by BREGMA and JACK ROCHON. 

In the provocative official video, Nija is entwined in an intimate slow dance with a partner as she delivers an emotional performance of “Finesse.” It was directed by Jay Weneta (Yung Bleu, Lil Uzi Vert).

Before she had even turned 21, Nija had written scores of Billboard Hot 100 hits. Now – at 23 – the three-time GRAMMY Award-winning contributor is gaining widespread acclaim for  her own music and relishing in the freedom to fully express herself. The FADER named “Ease My Mind (Come Over)” as one of the “10 songs you need in your life this week” upon its release in August and noted, “Nija’s first foray as a solo artist is a booming, drill production-backed banger that finds her asking a lover to take her stresses away.” VIBE hailed her as “a vocal talent whose sultry tone brings her lyrics to life.” Billboard said, “With a whomping bass and edgy vocals, the star songwriter – who's penned hits for Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Summer Walker, Chris Brown and so many more – now has a standout song under her own name.” 

Born in New Jersey and now based in Los Angeles, Nija has demonstrated a knack for translating her experiences into relatable, emotional songs. Rolling Stone called her “one of music’s most sought-after songwriters.” InStyle noted, “Nothing is stopping Nija” and placed her on its “Badass 50,” a list of women who making the world a better place in 2021. Tipping her as a breakout artist on the rise, People said, “the brain behind some of the biggest hits…is now ready to make a name for herself.”