NJOMZA

NJOMZA

Pop / R&B / Soul

NJOMZA

  • From: Germany
  • Related Artists: Chloe x Halle, Terror Jr, Doja Cat

On so many levels, it makes perfect sense that NJOMZA’s name translates to “Fresh” in Alabanian. Sporting bright ever-changing neon hair, dressing like a character out of Kill Bill, and crafting music that dips in and out smoked-out space age soul, high fashion R&B, and even a little psychedelic spirit, the Kosovan songstress consistently positions herself a step or two ahead of the Zeitgeist.

Each chapter thus far has been nothing short of fascinating. Prior to her birth in Germany, NJOMZA’s parents fled their native Kosovo in the midst of the Serbian war. By the age of four, the family relocated to The Bronx before settling in Chicago. At 14-years-old, the budding talent fronted her first band. By the end of high school, she attracted a following through uploading acoustic covers of Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, and more to social media. Mac Miller caught one of those covers and signed her to his Remember Music label around her 20th birthday. Settling in Los Angeles, she cameoed on “Planet God Damn” from Miller’s acclaimed 2016 offering, The Divine Feminine. Thereafter, 2017 saw NJOMZA unveil her acclaimed debut EP, Sad For You, which Noisey described as “sweeping and accessible pop tunes that channel the atmosphere of 90s R&B with modern compositions.” In between collaborations with everyone from Skrillex to FKi 1st, she headlined various shows and made festival stops at Bonnaroo and beyond.

2018 marked another shift. Amicably parting ways with Remember Music, she inked a deal with SinceThe80s/Motown and set about crafting her debut for the label, the Vacation EP. Aesthetically, she drew inspiration from psych rock a la Janis Joplin as well as repeat viewings of nostalgic favorite flicks like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Pulp Fiction, and The Big Lebowski.

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NJOMZA : Vacation (EP)
  • Latest Album:
    Vacation (EP)
  • Release Date:
    November 9, 2018

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