I can confidently say, that everything Robin Hannibal touches, turns to gold. The Danish-born, LA-residing producer/musician first caught our attention with his involvement in Quadron and Rhye, and now, Niia.
Niia Bertina held a past life as a contemporary jazz singer and pianist in New York, if that doesn't give her soul, charm and clout, well then... let her vocals in "Generation Blue" reassure you.
Niia has diverted her musical direction from being a jazz vocalist to a more minimalist, sultry and soul-heavy vocalist; similar to that of BANKS, Quadron and Rhye -- all of whom happen to be some of our favorite musicians.
Her vocals are so rich and deep, that nothing else is necessary to evoke a cool and timeless track, although paired with minimal beats and string sections makes for quite the holy sound. Hear for yourself...
She is currently working on her album with Robin Hannibal, although details have yet to be announced; making it even that much more of a radar-album for us.
For now, watch the intimate and live version of "Generation Blue" below featuring our friend, the very talented musician Brett Farkas on guitar.