The thing about Nija‘s debut project, Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You, is that it’s appropriately titled.
“I chose this title because it sums up what I wanna say to my fans, the industry & my past relationship, “Nija tweeted about her Capitol Records release.
Taking no prisoners, the buzz-worthy talent, alongside executive producer Jack Rochon, drafts ten solid tracks to showcase a unique musical identity awash in stern lyrics and hard-hitting hip-hop energy.
This sort of release from an on-call songwriter who’s written for Beyoncé and Ariana Grande means it has a song for everyone. The opening cut, “Wicked,” which hits you in the chest with its strong chaotic bass, discovers a furious Nija trying to wrap her mind around not seeing the truth about a foul lover.
With the infectious, flex-heavy “Not One Of Them,” Nija suggests if her bubbling success triggers an insecure interest, then he might want to get his things and head to the left. Meanwhile, Nija is not interested in playing house or having her time wasted on “Rare.”
Another standout is “You Don’t Love Her,” where Nija calls out a former lover for moving too fast with a woman he’s only known for a short while. She believes his new boo is a placeholder for her absence.
Stream Nija’s Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You below.