Crush

by NYIKO

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1.
03:43
[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
2.
03:46
[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
3.
02:36
[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
4.
04:21
[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
5.
[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
6.
04:21
[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

about

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.

credits

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

Licensing Contact info:
Shayna Casey // Modern Works Music Publishing
shayna.casey@modernworkspub.com


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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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