Nia Chennai (@niachennai) is a rising star from South London, England. Not too long ago, she released a heartfelt neo-soul single, titled, “Wasting Time.”The song is perfect for anyone who is tired of wasting time in a toxic relationship.
Nia Chennai – “Wasting Time” (Official Visualizer)
Love is a “losing game,” as late vocalist Amy Winehouse once said. Nia Chennai masterfully captures the essence of this, as each verse delves deep into the struggles of toxic relationships and explores themes of overthinking and self-doubt.
Nia showcases evolving songwriting abilities in “Wasting Time,” experimenting with new flows and rhyming patterns. The first verse captivates listeners with smooth and, at times, breathy vocals, with a hip-hop-like flow – a combination that successfully juxtaposes charm with assertiveness in her lyrics.
Nia seamlessly glides through the second verse in traditional R&B-singer fashion, with catchy melodies and production from Mont Jake ensuring perfectly layered backing vocals. These further enhance an already impressive vocal performance from Nia, which runs throughout the entirety of the song. Furthermore, “Wasting Time” is a tasty appetizer to what listeners can expect to hear on Nia Chennai’s upcoming EP, “Diary Is A Waste Of Paper,” set to drop later this year.
“Why are we still here, wasting time?”
“When I wrote ‘Wasting Time,’ understanding the idea of what love really is was heavily on my mind. While on that journey, it made me realize that I can’t waste my time on someone displaying ‘love’ with words. I’ve been there, I’ve done that and threw the T-shirt in the bin! If the actions aren’t matching, then I don’t want it!
I linked up with Mont Jake to create the song. Once he started playing the guitar chords, my thoughts just came pouring out. The whole process felt quite therapeutic. ‘Wasting Time’ is the lead single to my debut EP, ‘Diary Is A Waste Of Paper,’ coming soon.” – Nia Chennai explained
Nia Chennai’s melodies and introspective lyrics have garnered attention from esteemed publications. Nia has also impressed many live audiences, opening at the Bristol and Manchester dates for Ojerime’s headline tour in February at Bristol Strange Brew and Canvas Manchester, respectively. Also, she performed at Shoreditch’s Roundtrip & Workship in March for ‘Breaking Sounds’ and at Kindred for ‘Sonic Waves’ in May. Nia also played at the AnyWear release party with Nicce.
Nia Chennai began her music career by posting covers of her musical influences on her social media platforms while drawing inspiration from her personal experiences and the world around her. A few of her music inspirations and influences include Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill to Brandy and Erykah Badu. Nia has been praised for her raw and relatable song themes, exploring topics such as love, heartbreak, and self-discovery. As Nia continues to grow, she hopes to inspire others with her music and connect with people from all walks of life. Whether performing live or in the studio, Nia’s passion and dedication to her craft are evident in every note. Keep an eye out for this rising star.
Listen to ‘Wasting Time’ & learn about what love can do.
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