Nikita Bassi has released the video for her new single ‘Rescue’, taken from her debut EP Satin out now.

You can watch the video here.

The video celebrates empowerment and features performances from Nikita and drag queen Santi Storm. It reflects the themes for the bold pop song, which tackle the intricate feelings behind a toxic relationship. Regarding the video Nikita says:

“When I’m feeling a bit nervous, I think of the Soho drag shows I’ve been to and how empowering I find them. The idea for the video was that I’m making this low-key DIY music video in my bedroom, feeling all over the place with a bed sheet falling on me, which genuinely just happened while I was recording, but that drag makes myself and so many others feel confident.
“It makes you feel you can celebrate your identity behind a kind of comfort blanket. I also don’t find that Bollywood and drag come together much and I love the fact that they do in this video. The song itself is a little bit mischievous and I knew Santi’s bold style would help to put that across.”

‘Rescue’ and debut single and EP title track ‘Satin’ have both received great support from Radio 1, with Huw Stephens being a big fan of Nikita, and BBC Introducing being big supporters of her. Working with producer Cores (Solange, The Streets, Gorgon City) who have built on her bedroom-produced tracks, the Satin EP is uniquely crafted and show R&B and world music colliding.

“Nikita Bassi is rapidly evolving into a potent new voice for UK R&B”
“Sweet, sci-fi soul”
Bobby Friction, BBC Asian Network
“Seamlessly blends soft sounds with harder beats and a Punjabi sound”
Flaunt Magazine