Pop veteran Njomza has unveiled her highly anticipated new EP, ‘STAGES’, after steadily feeding fans with a trio of sonically diverse singles over the last 6 months – listen here via SinceThe80s/EMPIRE. A collection of late-night R&B, atmospheric dance sonics and synth-pop sensibilities backing Njomza’s sultry vocal, ‘STAGES’ sees the singer-songwriter at her most authentic, having created a signature style formed from an impressive melting pot of inﬂuences.
Her most personal project to-date, ‘STAGES’ is a candid and honest exploration of the personal process of a break-up. Njomza said: “‘STAGES’ brings all the diﬀerent feelings that come with a break up. One second you miss them, the next you’re wondering how you were ever with them. There’s no ‘right’ way to feel and sometimes you feel everything at once.” Each track on the EP captures one of these feelings.
‘STAGES’ follows debut EP ‘sad for you’ and follow-up ‘Vacation’, both of which received love from music fans and acclaim from critics alike. The seven-track project includes single releases – self-love dance anthem “Emotional”, post-pandemic pop tune “Over You” with Louis The Child, and minor key f*ckboy anthem “Clown” – and is led with new single “Love Again”, a production-led R&B earworm, out with the EP today.
The Albanian, German-born, Chicago-raised and Los Angeles-residing singer-songwriter has over the years been able to hone in on a signature sound that has been created and inspired by not only by her diverse background but through her collaborators (Mac Miller, Skrillex, Fki 1st) and proﬁciency in writing for others (Ariana Grande – “7 rings” / “thank u, next”).
NJOMZA makes accessible pop music that updates the atmosphere of 90’s R&B with modernised production, composition and subject matter. She was introduced to R&B through her sister, and later began listening to rock and pop rock music, adding to her prized book of assorted inspiration. Starting out posting cover versions of various hip-hop artists such as Kid Cudi and Mac Miller on YouTube, NJOMZA was discovered by the latter, who signed her to his imprint of Warner Records, REmember Music, the label’s ﬁrst signee. She featured on the track “Planet God Damn” from Miller’s acclaimed last album, ‘The Divine Feminine’ in 2016, thereafter unveiling her acclaimed debut EP, ‘Sad For You’ in 2017.
Following the release of further singles, NJOMZA embarked on her ﬁrst ever US headline tour in 2019, additionally touring with “3 Nights” hitmaker Dominic Fike on his international Rain Or Shine tour. In the same year, Ariana Grande released her GRAMMY-nominated ‘thank u, next’ album, of which NJOMZA is recognised for her songwriting work.
No stranger to the spotlight, NJOMZA’s total career streams have surpassed 50 million, while gaining industry support across the likes of Billboard, MTV, NPR, Recording Academy, VICE, Complex, and more.
- Love Again
- Over You (ft. Louis The Child)
- Not Sorry
- Forget Me