After releasing three EPs within the short span of just over a year, Nisa spent the early months of 2023 touring the East Coast before garnering attention at SXSW in March. Since then, she’s given us a sample of what direction her next EP (or three) may take with the summer-released single “Sea Glass,” a new-wavey indie-pop track employing beachfront imagery to reflect on a dissolving relationship.
Just ahead of the one-year anniversary of her last EP, Exaggerate, Nisa brought this new single to Tightrope Studios in the neighborhood of Greenpoint in her native Brooklyn for a recent “Neighborhoods” set. Performing the track on the studio balcony with electric guitar and an electronic drumbeat to accompany her, it’s a more traditional take on the experimental tune. “This song came together so quickly that we thought it’d be fun to deconstruct it and play around with a stripped-down arrangement for the live session,” she shares. “I chose this location in Greenpoint because it’s the backdrop for so much of my writing process. I do a lot of recording out here and in the studio inside, with the skyline just out of reach.”
Check it out below.