Serving as the singer’s first official release since her debut project, Nija returns with the smooth and sultry summer single “Love Like This.” The song sees her mixing joy with vulnerability as she adjusts to the happy reality of finding someone who truly loves and accepts her, baggage and all.
“‘Love Like This’ is about a Monica & Quincy, ‘you can have the last slice’ type of love,” she shares when speaking on the single, referring to the two basketball stars whose love story inspired the 2000 cult-classic film Love & Basketball.
In January, Nija released her debut project, Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You, an R&B project that takes cues from hip-hop’s confidence and pairs it with a no-nonsense approach all the singer’s own. It includes her breakout single “Ease My Mind (Come Over)” as well as standout cuts like “Wicked” and “Beautiful Lies” among others. Since its release, the body of work has accumulated over 34 million global streams and even entered the top 10 R&B Albums on Apple Music.
Meanwhile, the songwriter was also revealed to be working on Beyoncé’s upcoming album RENAISSANCE, contributing to the second track “COZY.” In the meantime, listen to her latest record below.