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Fresh off the heels of her powerhouse performance at this year’s acclaimed Head In The Clouds festival, Jakarta-born, LA-based singer-songwriter and producer NIKI have released a new sonically rich single and music video called “Spilt” via 88rising. A slow retro burn, with a country-ting along with NIKI’s sweet rasp, “Split” sees the 22-year-old artistic force chronicling the ache of feeling split between two worlds and two homes. Written by NIKI herself and produced with frequent collaborators Jacob Ray and Bekon & The Donuts, “Split” depicts the emotional pull and turmoil the pressure to continually adapt brings. “I wrote it about having to split myself between Indo and LA and feeling like I have to constantly ‘split the difference’/ adapt/ assimilate all the time. It’s a song about home and identity or maybe the struggle to find either,” NIKI said via a press release. An album of 88’s closest friends, family, and collaborators that brings together listeners from around the world into the universe of the Asian-American experience, "HITC3" is due out in early 2022. The collection follows the mega-successful return of 88rising’s acclaimed Head In The Clouds Festival, which took place last weekend. ‘Split’ marks NIKI’s latest single after August’s "Every Summertime," which later appeared on the official soundtrack for Marvel’s "Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings." Later that month, she guested on electronic pop duo HONNE’s "Coming Home."