In support of her new track “Cristal,” Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Nia Sultana has released a cinematic music video starring Che Ecru. Filmed in a grainy, retro style with warm, golden tones, this video captures the song’s lovely rise to fame beautifully.
In the video, directed by James Bahman, the songstress meets an attractive stranger in a convenience shop, capturing these evocative elements in a more or less precise way. Each of them gives the other a longing glance before going their separate ways. However, there is no denying the presence of a spark.
The latest video follows “Proven,” a love-on-the-rocks single starring Rick Ross, her joyful day-breaker “In the Morning,” and the dreamy after-hours hymn “Ambiance.” “Coconut Water” was the first song by Sultana to catch the attention of lovers of alternative R&B, earning accolades from publications like NPR and being included on YouTube’s Escape Tracks program.
New music from the proud Brooklynite highlights the numerous peaks and pitfalls that young women experience, providing some truth with every note. Nia Sultana reflects on her rise to fame in the video for “Cristal,” in which she contemplates her next move.