August 10: Atlantic Records Presents Niia
New music from the Los Angeles-based singer, pianist, and songwriter.
Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt
Thursday Evenings, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
June 8–August 24, 2017
The popular summer performance series in Cooper Hewitt’s Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden. All ages welcome. Held rain or shine. Cocktails and light fare for purchase.
$13 per performance online/$15 at door.
Like a single strand of wafting smoke, Niia’s debut album I is entrancing in its sparse, elegantly gliding beauty. Her follow-up to 2014’s Generation Blue EP and first release on Atlantic Records takes that release’s lush, bassy sound and pares it back to reveal smooth, fully realized songwriting and timeless aesthetics. It’s a slow-burning, intimate document that tips its hand towards genres as disparate as the glory days of trip-hop, mid-tempo disco, and misty jazz, while retaining an impressively unified mood evoking modern noir.