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The latest single from Nisa is an example of a song that consistently defies itself but still works remarkably well. The project of Nisa Lumaj just released "Smokescreen," which is predominately an indie-pop song. It's a full and lush sounding song, but there is something lo-fi and almost bedroom pop about it. As previously said, it's a pop song (indie pop is still pop), but there are crunching punk rock guitars throughout the song. Nisa has created a song that is both lovely and that will find you drawn in no matter what, but there is still a sense of discordance in the song. There's a vibe that the song could easily be played in a giant field during a festival, and that it would fit right in being played in a tiny twenty person coffee shop. Nisa has given us one of the most intriguing pop songs of 2024.
Nisa says of her latest single:
You can watch the video for "Smokescreen" below. Shapeshifting is due out April 26 on Tender Loving Empire Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Nisa, check out the artist's website.