Indonesian R&B artist NIKI has released a mystical music video for “Lose,” the latest single from her debut album Moonchild.
The 88rising singer’s new track is a heartbreaking composition on which she effortlessly alternates between soft, dulcet melodies and powerhouse pop vocals. Stirring strings elevate the piano ballad to a new level, while the accompanying music video pits the singer against her own shadow.
“‘Lose’ is an intimate ballad chronicling the internal dialogue that ensues when one hits a tipping point in a tumultuous relationship,” NIKI explained in a statement. “We did it in one take, just me and the piano in a room. Here we see Moonchild speaking to her guardian, The Moon, in a vulnerable moment of betrayal.”
“Lose” is the third track to be released from Moonchild, following “Selene” and “Switchblade.” Its video aligns with the themes of NIKI’s album, Moonchild, whose ten tracks are sorted into the three lunar phases and what they represent: the crescent moon, the half-moon or eclipse, and the full moon.
Shortly before dropping “Lose,” NIKI confirmed the long-awaited album’s release date of September 10. Moonchild will be the follow-up to her 2019 EP, Wanna Take This Downtown?. Watch her latest video below: