Nikka Costa releases new album ‘Nikka & Strings, Underneath and In Between’

Nikka Costa releases her brand new album ‘Nikka & Strings, Underneath and In Between’ on Friday 2nd June 2017. This marks the release of her first new full album since 2011’s ProWoah EP. The new album sees the celebrated soul, funk and blues singer, dipping her toes in a refreshing collection of songs backed by a luscious string quartet. Nikka, best known for 2001 album ‘Everybody Got Their Something’ which featured the hit single ‘Like A Feather’, is back in full swing with a collection of heartfelt songs that gives listeners an intimate and personal insight into her unique musical style than ever before.

Recorded in just one day, the new album is produced by Justin Stanley (Eric Clapton, Prince, Beck, Jamie Lidell) and Bob Clearmountain (Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Rolling Stones) at Henson Studios in Los Angeles. Nikka & Strings was also mixed and engineered by Clearmountain. The new album sees a deeply emotional and poignant collection of heartfelt songs performed with vulnerability, passion and honesty. The songs are a testament of Nikka’s special way of combining soul, blues, and funk into her own signature style.

Says Nikka – “I’m really excited to have recorded the new album with a rhythm section and a string quartet! I have some songs I’ve always wanted to record with this line up and make into a very special album featuring this music I love. I grew up surrounded by orchestras and its music that is close to my heart. The new album features some standards, some unexpected covers and some of my own new material written especially for this project! I’m so excited!”


  1. Nothing Compares 2 U (5:20)
  2. Ain’t That Peculiar (3:28)
  3. Love To Love You Less (4:35)
  4. Come Rain Or Come Shine (3:53)
  5. Cry To Me (2:40)
  6. Arms Around You (3:24)
  7. Headfirst (5:20)
  8. Lover You Should’ve Come Over (6:44)
  9. Silver Tongue (4:22)
  10. Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying (3:41)
  11. Stormy Weather (4:57)
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