Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Nisa - "Breach"

Photo by Rhiannan Hajduch

Nisa (aka Brooklyn's Nisa Lumaj) has been making some of the most killer alt-pop out there, and her latest single is no exception. "Breach" is almost defiantly a pop song that basically dares indie rock fans to dislike it. Turns out that we can't. The song starts off with Nisa's vocals over a hypnotic and compelling beat. It's sparse, and if this was the entire song, I'd still be gushing over it. But "Breach" is a lot more, and Nisa keeps adding more and more instruments that seem to come in as they want to, and leave just as mysteriously. There's even a fuzzed filled indie rock guitar solo that drops in, followed by a more forceful beat. Most pop is repetitive and appeals to its fans because they know what to expect. Nisa defies all of that with one of the more unique and left-field pop styles around.

You can watch the video for "Breach" 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. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

5/7: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right

5/8: Washington, DC @ Pie Shop

5/11: Boston, MA @ Lilypad

5/12: Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy

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