Nisa is the solo project of Nisa Lumaj, born and raised in NYC by Albanian immigrants. Citing Imogen Heap, Porridge Radio and Nilüfer Yanya as influences, she is thrilled to release the dynamic “Currents” / “Vertigo” double single and announce signing with beloved Portland record label Tender Loving Empire Records. A-side “Currents” harnesses Nisa’s off-kilter electro-pop chops, a track about the power of human connection as an energy source. While B-side “Vertigo” showcases Nisa’s experimental punk prowess. An account of healing trauma through embodiment and a reminder of the need for stability, it builds from hushed beats into a fuzzed-out guitar bedroom pop anthem.
“Nisa is the best kind of enigma. Her songs are complex yet catchy. The production is concise but still fun. Her vocal style and range of emotions are astounding. The upshot is music that is beautiful and honest and powerful. We are super excited to get to work with such a talent as Nisa. I can’t wait to spin this record on vinyl.”
– Jared Mees, Founder/CEO of Tender Loving Empire Records
Nisa has earned accolades spanning The New York Times, Pitchfork, Gorilla vs Bear, NME, The Line of Best Fit, FLOOD, BrooklynVegan and Talkhouse, for her previous EP and singles. With the release of “Currents” / “Vertigo”, she brings her acclaimed project to the next level and teases a new project to come in 2024. Nisa’s west coast tour kicks off tonight in Los Angeles!
West Coast Tour Kicks Off Today
11/14: Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
11/15: Long Beach. CA @ The Vine
11/16: Costa Mesa, CA @ Wayfarer
11/17: Los Angeles, CA @ Permanent Records