Chicago art-pop artist NIIKA has shared a new video for her single The Cage, at the time news is out that her album ‘Close But Not Too Close’ has been put back until May 15th.
It’s a kick back and relax sort of a tune, the hypnotising accompaniments in the verses constasting with NIIKA’s intoxicating vocals, always pretty much in vocal harmony. There’s something strange but completely lovable about The Cage.
NIIKA says of the video and song “ I started writing The Cage while sitting on an enormous face of granite in Yosemite National Park, and feeling the vastness of that place. Now we’re all stuck inside, keenly aware of our confines, and the incredible weight of this crisis. I suppose now this song becomes an offering of hope, and a reminder of the beautiful, terrifying sense of smallness we can experience when we’re immersed in nature. A reminder of life, space, the passage of infinite moments, blood pumping through tired legs on a hike, yelling into open air on a mountain or in a crowded bar, joy. The animation was conceived and created entirely by Derek “Perhapsy” Barber- I don’t think there’s been a better time to engage with a bit of genius whimsy.”
Check out both, here