Since breaking through with her 2018 EP Zephyr, NIKI has made a powerful imprint on the pop scene, amassing a devoted global fanbase and making history as the first Indonesian artist ever to perform at
Coachella. But after delivering her critically acclaimed debut album MOONCHILD, the Los Angeles- based singer/songwriter felt compelled to completely reexamine her artistic process—a move that found
her revisiting the vast catalog of unfiltered and indie-folk-leaning songs she’d created in high school. As she returned to the stream-of-consciousness approach to songwriting that defined her earliest material, the 23-year-old musician soon arrived at her sophomore album Nicole: a boldly self-possessed body of work written entirely by NIKI, spotlighting her finespun storytelling and warmly expressive vocals more fully than ever before.