Singer, songwriter, and producer Nilka has released her new bilingual song “Luna,” which is the fifth single from her upcoming album, Sacred. Nilka was inspired to write “Luna” after struggling with the impatience she was experiencing over the instability of life. She longed for control over her life and grew frustrated with the lack thereof. This frustration fueled her impatience, and she decided to write “Luna” to explore a potential explanation as to where she obtained this quality.

Nilka half-jokingly theorized that her impatient characteristic came from her Puerto Rican family. After connecting her experiences to her background, she found it fitting to incorporate her Latin roots by writing the bilingual reggaeton-infused pop song about practicing patience. The process of writing “Luna” was a cathartic experience for Nilka, and she says, “creating this song felt very much like painting a self-portrait.”

Florida-native artist, Nilka, is transcending the soul-pop genre with her fluid vocals and dreamy bedroom production. Nilka fell in love with creating songs as a young girl fusing her thoughts into a string of notes with lyrics originating back to the early age of nine years old. Five years later, she taught herself how to play guitar, cementing her melody-lyric combinations and her pensive songs became like entries in a journal. Songwriting was a way for Nilka to confront experiences in her life, and music became her outlet.

Throughout grade school, she participated in different bands and choirs, where she became fascinated with the impression symphonic music could leave on an audience, and she has been inspired by a broad spectrum of genres, from Motown to Folk music. In 2014 Nilka graduated from Polk State College with an Associate of Arts degree emphasized in music, where she studied Classical Voice. During the summer of 2014, Nilka relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, to finish her Bachelor of Music degree at Belmont University in Commercial Voice and Songwriting.

Cover Art for “Luna” by Nilka
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