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II: La Bella Vita

Niia

NIIA - II: LA BELLA VITA VINYL

FIRST OFFICIAL NIIA VINYL. II: La Bella Vita is Niia's sophomore album, co-produced by Niia herself and Robin Hannibal. Harper’s Bazaar named it as one of 15 Albums To Look Forward To In 2020 while High Snobiety called Niia’s sound “astonishingly lush” and “affecting,”

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Niia's second album La Bella Vita sets its scene immediately: her voice is a soothing escape from the hell of the outside world, the tinkering of pianos and the soft patter of its drumming a comfort in the darkness. But if you start unraveling its layers, and as the beats get more skittish, and the soundscape more twisted, as the journey begins to unfold, it turns out that Niia's world is not ideal, nor beautiful. Niia grew up a classically trained pianist and was obsessed with acrobatic vocalists and jazz: from Mariah Carey to Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald to Sarah Vaughn. There's been a decline of diva belting, of assured show-y singing in favor of a hipster airiness - but it's coming back around. Coming from an Italian family with very strong music roots, Niia had grown up surrounded by classical musicians including her mother who taught piano from home. In LA where she's based, there's an element of tongue-in-cheek irony to her now. It's in the album title, in her demeanour, in the juxtaposition of rage and loss of faith in love with songs that are both soothing and sorrowful. She was dealing with the dissipation of a long-term relationship here, but she doesn't seek to emerge the victor or the wronged – her perspective is far more complex than either and her stance as a modern-day jazz singer makes her the perfect vessel to explore these facets.

FIRST OFFICIAL NIIA VINYL. II: La Bella Vita is Niia's sophomore album, co-produced by Niia herself and Robin Hannibal. Harper’s Bazaar named it as one of 15 Albums To Look Forward To In 2020 while High Snobiety called Niia’s sound “astonishingly lush” and “affecting,”

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Niia's second album La Bella Vita sets its scene immediately: her voice is a soothing escape from the hell of the outside world, the tinkering of pianos and the soft patter of its drumming a comfort in the darkness. But if you start unraveling its layers, and as the beats get more skittish, and the soundscape more twisted, as the journey begins to unfold, it turns out that Niia's world is not ideal, nor beautiful. Niia grew up a classically trained pianist and was obsessed with acrobatic vocalists and jazz: from Mariah Carey to Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald to Sarah Vaughn. There's been a decline of diva belting, of assured show-y singing in favor of a hipster airiness - but it's coming back around. Coming from an Italian family with very strong music roots, Niia had grown up surrounded by classical musicians including her mother who taught piano from home. In LA where she's based, there's an element of tongue-in-cheek irony to her now. It's in the album title, in her demeanour, in the juxtaposition of rage and loss of faith in love with songs that are both soothing and sorrowful. She was dealing with the dissipation of a long-term relationship here, but she doesn't seek to emerge the victor or the wronged – her perspective is far more complex than either and her stance as a modern-day jazz singer makes her the perfect vessel to explore these facets.

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Crowdfunding
$ 30.00
Finished
105/100
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Format
12” Clear white color vinyl (33 rpm)

Caution: Vinyl mockups and specs may differ from the final product. Qrates is not responsible if the final product does not match expectations.
Digital download bonus
You can download digital version of tracks after vinyl purchased.
Crowdfunding project
This funding project accepts orders during its project period and you will be charged once the project succeeds. The project period may be shortened or extended depending on the situation.
Project duration
Feb 25 2020 ~ Mar 18 2020 00:00 UTC
Estimated shipping date
Records are shipped typically 2-3 months from the project’s end date once after the project has successfully ended.
* Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on any schedule changes at the pressing plant and the artist’s ability to submit production assets.
Shipping
Ship from Michigan/US
Shipping fee to United States: $ 6.00 ~
Tax

Tracks

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ASide

1.
No Light (Intro)
Niia
01:50
2.
Whatever You Got
Niia
04:44
3.
Obsession
Niia
03:08
4.
Sad Boys
Niia
02:55
5.
Black Dress
Niia
02:49
6.
Coppola in Black
Niia
03:16
7.
Positano (Interlude)
Niia
01:27

BSide

1.
Face
Niia
03:25
2.
If I Cared
Niia
04:28
3.
La Bella Vita
Niia
03:19
4.
Like You Do
Niia
03:43
5.
If you won't marry me right now
Niia
04:05
6.
Cup of Trouble
Niia
03:42
Crowdfunding
$ 30.00
Finished
105/100
Back now
Format
12” Clear white color vinyl (33 rpm)

Caution: Vinyl mockups and specs may differ from the final product. Qrates is not responsible if the final product does not match expectations.
Digital download bonus
You can download digital version of tracks after vinyl purchased.
Crowdfunding project
This funding project accepts orders during its project period and you will be charged once the project succeeds. The project period may be shortened or extended depending on the situation.
Project duration
Feb 25 2020 ~ Mar 18 2020 00:00 UTC
Estimated shipping date
Records are shipped typically 2-3 months from the project’s end date once after the project has successfully ended.
* Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on any schedule changes at the pressing plant and the artist’s ability to submit production assets.
Shipping
Ship from Michigan/US
Shipping fee to United States: $ 6.00 ~
Tax

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A prodigious musician with an Italian and jazz vocalist background, Niia has spent over 10 years charting the path towards contemporary urban elegance mixed with future jazz. After a guest vocal spot on Wyclef Jean's "Sweetest Girl" in 2007 and years of establishing herself amongst the NYC underground scene, 2014 saw the release of Generation Blue—a slinky, full-bodied collection of smooth pop toplined by the lovely single “Body.”
Niia's debut album I (released on Atlantic Records in 2017) is entrancing in its sparse, elegantly gliding beauty with lush, bassy sound, revealing smooth, fully realized songwriting and timeless aesthetics. She’s collaborated with Jazmine Sullivan, Gallant, Boogie and shared stages with the XX, Jorja Smith, and Charlotte Cardin.
A prodigious musician with an Italian and jazz vocalist background, Niia has spent over 10 years charting the path towards contemporary urban elegance mixed with future jazz. After a guest vocal spot on Wyclef Jean's "Sweetest Girl" in 2007 and years of establishing herself amongst the NYC underground scene, 2014 saw the release of Generation Blue—a slinky, full-bodied collection of smooth pop toplined by the lovely single “Body.”
Niia's debut album I (released on Atlantic Records in 2017) is entrancing in its sparse, elegantly gliding beauty with lush, bassy sound, revealing smooth, fully realized songwriting and timeless aesthetics. She’s collaborated with Jazmine Sullivan, Gallant, Boogie and shared stages with the XX, Jorja Smith, and Charlotte Cardin.

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