It’s not surprising that NYA has drawn names like Amy Winehouse and Ella Fitzgerald from listeners — her voice carries that almost unbelievable smoothness in it, and the rise and fall of her tones happens with the grace of a ballerina. On her track “Let Go”, NYA flaunts her talent with the relaxed nature of someone who is exactly where she should be.
The video for “Let Go” is a flirty romp through a carnival. The nostalgia of the setting mingles with the childlike joy NYA takes in her adventure, though the complexity of romance is always just around the corner — until she presents him head-on with a handful of darts. The track was produced by Brady Watt (who has worked with Joey Bada$$ and Talib Kweli) and mixes ideas of innocence and maturity using percussive snaps and intricate piano lines.
NYA may be new on the scene, but it doesn’t mean she hasn’t been impressing her audience with every move. You can listen to her previous track, “Round N Round”, right here. You can also follow her on her website, SoundCloud, and on Youtube as we await more music and news from this talented young artist.