‘Satin’ finds Nikita pulling together sounds from her Punjabi-Indian roots, pairing them with lush electronics and bass to blend pop and R&B seamlessly in this touching love song.
Regarding the single Nikita says, “‘Satin’ was written at a time when I was trying to write love songs but had never really been in love. I was younger and had a Disney-esque idea in my head of what it would feel like. It’s funny now I’ve grown up and learnt that love is so much more complex (and beautiful) than that. I initially self-produced the track as an idea and didn’t revisit it for a while, but then I met Cores who somehow took that whole dreamy vision and planted it into the song.”
Having always lived in the UK, Nikita connects most strongly to her Asian roots through music. When writing she uses the likes of Indian and African percussion (dholak, khol, tabla) alongside bansuri flutes and cathedral organ, delivering great depth to her mesmeric music.
‘Satin’ is a stunning release from Nikita Bassi and a tantalising first taste of what to expect from the singer this year.