First Listen: Nia Devine gives a "Better" Love

(August 22, 2018) Since being introduced on SoulTracks via her E.P., Southern Comfort, Miami, Florida native Nia Devine has continued to etch her own distinct voice and musicality within the urban music market.  And her inspirations from Nina Simone to Lauryn Hill expressed an artistic freedom that Devine always strived to achieve. Initially, Devine was hesitant to perform for audiences, though her piano and songwriting skills were quite evident since age five. However, once the career ball was rolling for Devine after college and day jobs, she gravitated towards her musical passion, which produced several EP’s since 2008 and gained a faithful following in the greater Miami area.

(August 22, 2018) Since being introduced on SoulTracks via her E.P., Southern Comfort, Miami, Florida native Nia Devine has continued to etch her own distinct voice and musicality within the urban music market.  And her inspirations from Nina Simone to Lauryn Hill expressed an artistic freedom that Devine always strived to achieve. Initially, Devine was hesitant to perform for audiences, though her piano and songwriting skills were quite evident since age five. However, once the career ball was rolling for Devine after college and day jobs, she gravitated towards her musical passion, which produced several EP’s since 2008 and gained a faithful following in the greater Miami area.

Utilizing her arsenal of R&B, dance and hip-hop, Devine, who was nominated as New Female Vocalist of the Year for the 2014 Soul Tracks Readers’ Choice Awards, presents her latest single, “Better” (Starchild Records), an unapologetic tale of a suitable replacement from a previous lover: "I can love you better she can." Unlike a couple of previous tracks where her voice was unfairly altered, here Devine fully demonstrate her smooth yet confident style – electronic enhancement free. The wonderfully squishy beats amid a sea of keyboards on “Better” further accent the mood of a new found love.  Unquestionably, Devine knows how to exercise her power of freedom within the power of music.

By Peggy Oliver

Nia Devine - "Better"

 
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