NZ’s very own Niko Walters’ knows just how to intoxicate us with his music. Niko consistently pulls together the perfect combination of delicious melodies, head-bopping hooks and ethereal visuals to create pure *magic* for our listening (and viewing) pleasure. Fresh off dropping his newest banger ‘Not My Neighbour’ and in anticipation of his upcoming debut album, Niko’s curated a wee playlist full of tunes that he’s feeling at the moment and wrote captions to explain his love for a few of these tracks.
Check out Niko’s full playlist below!
1. Wasteland – Tierra Whack
“Massively feeling this song at the moment just for the sound. I’m in to lo fi synth sounds, and these chords are crazy smooth. She’s got a real unique flow. Real refreshing blend of rap and singing with pretty f’d up melodies”
2. Garden – Emile Sande
“Pretty similar reason the Wasteland – but Emile Sande has such a beautiful voice.”
3. Living Proof – Camila Cabello
“I don’t care if people say I’m uncool for liking this song lol. I’ve always liked Camila Cabello’s voice. And this song is caraaazy.”
4. Africa – D’Angelo
“Been having a D’Angelo renaissance phase lately going back through his old records. Africa is slept on. The opening line – “africa is my descent, here i’m far from home” says a whole lot without saying much – sets the tone for a beautiful and authentic D’Angelo song.”
5. Still Don’t Know My Name – Labrinth
“I just watched “euphoria” with Zendaya which I’m obsessed with. Labyrinth did the soundtrack. He’s a freak muso and this song is special.”