Crush

by NYIKO

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When does love begin? Is it with lust and the purely physical? Is it spiritual? When does love end? Is it when emotional connection wanes? Is it when carnal desires fatigue?

Los Angeles based crooner, NYIKO, doesn’t assume to know the answers, but they’re eager to explore the questions on their latest six-song release, Crush. Teaming up with Boston-based producer The White Electric, the duo has crafted an atmosphere that is equally fierce as it is tranquil.

The EP opens with “9x16” and we are immediately addressed by NYIKO “Yeah/I’m looking at you/Do you see me?/9 by 16.” What begins as an intimate inquiry into internet dating ascends into a dance floor proclamation - that we put down our phones, get up, and get offline. It’s an exciting blend of future house, synth bass and percussion, new wave analog leads, and vocal melodies that carry a mature pop sensibility.

We’re led into “Lemon,” an eclectic bop playing on the duality and inherent pain of love. “I drink your juice/It stings my eyes/I feel renewed/Inside and outside,” NYIKO sings, drawing on the light metaphor of the song’s title.

As we move through Crush, we’re presented with the various early phases of love, oftentimes full of lust, energy, and potentially reckless behavior. On “Dominoes” we get a glimpse into two wide-eyed lovers rapidly falling for each other. On “Go To Bed” we’re going home from the bar together, whereas on “Runaway (Anywhere With U)” it appears this fling is turning into something more. The EP comes to a climax with “All The Time,” a slow-burning R&B ballad laced with gritty synth and assertive percussion.

Crush is an EP filled with lush and inspired moments, a culmination of the thoughts that cross our minds when we’re falling in love.

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released August 8, 2019

Performed by NYIKO
Written and Produced by NYIKO (ASCAP) and The White Electric (ASCAP)
Mixed by Ben Rogers
Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound

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Shayna Casey // Modern Works Music Publishing
shayna.casey@modernworkspub.com


© & ℗ 2019 Trailing Twelve Records. All Rights Reserved

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NYIKO Los Angeles, California

NYIKO (“nee-koh”) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, label owner, visual artist, and actor based out of Los Angeles, California.

They have released synth-pop, new wave, post-punk, and hip-hop projects with Disney, Sony/ATV, Heard Well, Trailing Twelve, and more.
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Track Name: 9x16
[Verse 1]
Yeah I’m looking at you
Do you see me?
9 by 16

I wanna know what you do
When I can’t see you
9 by 16

I don’t want to waste my time
Thinking on a witty reply
Can we just meet up tonight?

I don’t want to waste your time
So if I’ve been on your mind
Let me know and I will treat you right

[Chorus]
How about myself and you
Go out tonight?

Get up, go out, get offline
Until ten past two we bump and grind
Living our lives outside the lines
9 by 16

[Verse 2]
I was thinking about the messages unread,
Never sent or left unsaid
That’s why
I don’t want to waste my time
Thinking on a witty reply
Can we just meet up tonight?

[Chorus]
How about myself and you
Go out tonight?

Get up, go out, get offline
Until ten past two we bump and grind
Living our lives outside the lines
9 by 16

[Bridge]
I don’t want to waste my time
Thinking on a witty reply
Can we just meet up tonight?

I don’t want to waste your time
So if I’ve been on your mind
Let me know and I will treat you right

[Chorus]
How about myself and you
Go out tonight?

Get up, go out, get offline
Until ten past two we bump and grind
Living our lives outside the lines
9 by 16
Track Name: Lemon
[Verse 1]
I reach for you
Way up high
To pull you down to me
To pull you down to me

I drink your juice
It stings my eyes
I feel renewed
Inside and outside

[Chorus 1]
I cut right through you
Every day
It’s part of my routine
Do you feel no pain?

[Verse 2]
I drink your juice
It stings my eyes
I feel renewed
Inside and outside

[Chorus 2]
I cut right through you
Every day
It’s part of my routine
Do you feel no pain?

I cut right through you
I cut right through you

[Verse 3]
I reach for you
Way up high
To pull you down to me
To pull you down to me

[Chorus 3]
I cut right through you
Every day
It’s part of my routine
Do you feel no pain?

I cut right through you
Every day
It’s part of my routine
Do you feel no pain?

I cut right through you
I cut right through you
Track Name: Dominoes
[Verse 1]
You’re on my mind when I’m not near you
Can’t deny I come alive whenever I see you
And you do too

You’ve been setting it up all night
I’ve been building up an appetite
So just tell me your game
And I will learn how to play

[Chorus 1]
Yeah
We’re falling in love like dominoes
Line up another row
Got a chain reaction
And it feels so natural

[Verse 2]
You’re on my mind when I’m not near you
Can’t deny I come alive when I see you
Action reaction
Cause and effect
Feels so natural when we connect

You’ve been setting it up all night
I’ve been building up an appetite
Just tell me your game
And I will learn how to play

[Chorus 2]
Yeah
We’re falling in love like dominoes
Line up another row
Got a chain reaction
And it feels so natural

Like a domino standing next to me
Drop down on it and it’s ecstasy
Satisfaction
Head to your toes
Chain reaction
Feels so natural

[Bridge]
You’ve been on my mind all day
Tell me your game
I’ll learn how to play
It so well
Time will tell
If you and I grow parallel
It’s ok
It’s alright
You and I fallen in love tonight

[Chorus/Outro]
Yeah
We’re falling in love like dominoes
Line up another row
Got a chain reaction
And it feels so natural

Like a domino standing next to me
Drop down on it and it’s ecstasy
Satisfaction
Head to your toes
Chain reaction
Feels so natural

Yeah
We’re falling in love like dominoes
Line up another row
Got a chain reaction
And it feels so natural

Like a domino standing next to me
Drop down on it and it’s ecstasy
Satisfaction
Head to your toes
Chain reaction
Feels so natural
Track Name: Go To Bed
[Chorus]
We go to bed together
And stay up all night long
Nobody has a plan for us
There’s no way to get it wrong
We’re right where we belong

[Verse 1]
You were a nameless face
And then you showed up again
Standing at Cliff’s Edge
You say that you’re waiting on friends
I will wait with you
with you

[Chorus]
We go to bed together
And stay up all night long
Nobody has a plan for us
There’s no way to get it wrong
We’re right where we belong

[Bridge]
I will wait with you
Do you wanna wait with me

[Verse 2]
Under the lights
Of sunset blvd
You and me
Talking about wines, why and why nots
And then I put it on the line
Don’t want to waste our time

[Chorus]
We go to bed together
And stay up all night long
Nobody has a plan for us
There’s no way to get it wrong
We’re right where we belong
Track Name: Runaway (Anywhere With U)
[Verse 1]
I can’t tell if I’m dreaming
Or wide awake
I feel like I been sleeping
Every single day

Going back and forth
Should I leave
Should I stay

I know when
Enough is enough
And it’s time for a change

[Pre-Chorus 1]
Put it in a bag
And throw it in the back
Hit every green light
I’m making my getaway tonight

[Chorus 1]
I road alone on a long highway
Couldn’t find a place to stay
I found home when I saw your face
And I never wanna run away

Never wanna run away
Never wanna run away
Never wanna run away
Never wanna run away

[Verse 2]
I can’t tell if I’m dreaming
Or wide awake
They way you got me feeling
Every single day

Going back and forth
How did I make you mine

Go on and say the word
We can leave anytime

[Pre-Chorus 2]
Put it in a bag
And throw it in the back
Hit every green light
We can go anywhere you like

[Chorus 2]
I road alone on a long highway
Couldn’t find a place to stay
I found home when I saw your face
And I never wanna run away

[Post-Chorus]
I could go anywhere with you
Down south with a sunset view
Up north on a mountaintop
I look at you and everything stops

I could go anywhere with you
Around the map and back baby are you up for that
Because it feels like
Home when I see your face
And I never wanna run away

[Bridge]
Never wanna run away
Never wanna run away
Never wanna run away
Never wanna run away

Never wanna run away
Never wanna run away
Never wanna run away
Never wanna run away

[Chorus 3]
I road alone on a long highway
Couldn’t find a place to stay
I found home when I saw your face
And I never wanna run away

[Post-Chorus]
I could go anywhere with you
Down south with a sunset view
Up north on a mountaintop
I look at you and everything stops

I could go anywhere with you
Around the map and back baby are you up for that
Because it feels like
Home when I see your face
And I never wanna run away
Track Name: All The Time
[Chorus]
I just want to take you home
Yeah
Because I don’t want to be alone
Tonight
I just want to put you on
Top of the bed
You’re on top of my mind
All the time

All the time
All the time

[Verse 1]
Teakwood and tobacco
Light it up
Let it burn slow
Shades drawn
Illuminate the room
Turn the lights low
Pump up the volume

[Bridge]
Look me in my eyes when you say that
I look you in your eyes when i say it back
You look me in the eyes like you wanna fuck tonight

Look me in the eyes when you say that
I look you in your eyes when i say it back
You look me in the eyes like you want love tonight

Like you wanna make love
Like you wanna make love

[Chorus]
I just want to take you home
Yeah
Because I don’t want to be alone
Tonight
I just want to put you on
Top of the bed
Top of my mind
All the time

[Bridge]
You know how I feel
I want the whole meal
I got an appetite
And you’re dinner tonight

I got an appetite
And you’re dinner tonight

[Chorus/Outro]
I just want to take you home
Yeah
Because I don’t want to be alone
Tonight
I just want to put you on
Top of the bed
Top of my mind
All the time

All the time
All the time
All the time
All the time