Happy Saturday everyone! It is the start of my 10-day Golden Week vacation but that doesn’t mean that I will stop blogging. I have a lot of content to share with you during my break.
I was able to review Canadian singer Nix’s newest single “Playing with Fire”. You can read my review and listen to song behind the cut.
A recent artist that I have enjoyed last year was Dua Lipa. When I heard her collaboration with my latest favorite Kpop girl group BLACKPINK, I was intrigued to find out more about the English singer-songwriter. Since then, I enjoyed listening to Dua Lipa’s current discography on Spotify. But, I wondered: are there any other upcoming artists like Dua Lipa out there that I could enjoy.
That is when I discovered Nix.
One could hear the similarities between Nix and Dua Lipa. Yet, Nix is a force of her own self. As many have compared this Canadian singer to the likes of Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa, Nix brings her own artistic flair and color to her songs.
“Playing with Fire” is Nix’s newest single. The song starts off slow with a cool and deep tone resonating from the vocals as well as the instrumentation. Nix’s sultry vocals feature a warm texture that is a perfect contrast to the cool blues-like instrumentation. Because of these reasons stated above, the opening is my favorite part of the song.
However, the opening isn’t the only part to look out for. The chorus is powerful, energy-packed, and full of passion, a contrast of the soft, smooth, and cool opening. It is a great contrast as it showcases a smooth transformation of Nix’s vocals from a sultry texture to a powerful one full of range and emotions.
“Playing with Fire” is a perfect song for this summer as a perfect mixture of cool and hot. You can hear this contrast in every detail featured in the song, from the opening to vocals and beyond. Nix’s vocals are also a highlight as they have so many emotions, range, and wonderful color to them. Nix is a force to be reckoned with and should be on your must listen playlists for this summer!
You can listen to “Playing with Fire” here:
About the Artist
Toronto-born Nix has a voice that reflects old and new sounds of pop and R&B, having been heavily influenced by 90s-pop divas and old-school crooners. With a rich musical upbringing that included singing in choirs and jazz ensembles, and studying the classical violin for 10 years, music consumed her. At the age of 14, Nix became a published writer after winning a Young Adult poetry competition, which inspired her to fuse her innate writing and vocals talents. Her latest singles, “Tastes Like Sugar” and “Playing with Fire” are juxtaposing electric pop hits bound to leave you wanting more.
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I’ll definitely be playing with fire this summer! Oh my…Nix’s song is so rich- from her voice to the lyrics, the song is definitely perfect for summer! Tells me I should start getting ready for a beach vacay!
Thanks for listening! It is sure the fiery summer tune of this year!
You’re right, just the perfect song to welcome in my favorite season! I love finding new artists to listen to.
I’m glad that you enjoyed it!
I was looking to add some new songs to my collection. Playing with fire sounds perfect for summer! 🙂
What a beautiful voice she has!!! I love listening to her!
Thanks for the awesome compliment!
I haven’t heard of Nix! This is definitely cool and hot! A great summer song!
That is great to hear! Glad you like her music!
That could definitely be the best summer song. Knowing my daughter if I shared this with her, I will hear her playing it every day.
Let me know what she thinks!
Sounds like a nice song, I would have to download and listen to it.
Let me know what you think about the song!
I love a good summer song! They become anthems for long car rides and days at the beach.
I didn’t know they were a Canadian artist! That’s fantastic, I love finding a good summer anthem!
I hadn’t heard this song! Its really catchy and I will for sure be downloading it!
This song is beautiful and her voice sounds angelic! The perfect song for a summer evening too!
So cool! I’m always on the hunt for new music – thanks for the reco 👍😉
I love a summer anthem! This one can definitely be a tune I can blast in my car with the windows down.
I really like her tone. I could see how this would be on repeat for a summer playlist.
I dont have much interest in music. But i love this song.