- Words Notion Staff
Nesza claps back against an ex-lover in her new single.
It’s clear that Nezsa is one to watch – both Apple Music and Spotify have picked up on this rising star and elevated her to the cover star of some of their biggest playlists, offering a deservedly wide audience for this Canada-based, Nigerian-born artist.
She’s now gearing up for the release of her sophomore EP, ‘To All The Heartbreakers’, and she’s offered an intriguing taste of what’s to come on the new single, “Trouble”.
Backed up by a memorable 808s drum pattern, the song establishes an empowering narrative through Nezsa’s confident vocals and the song’s languorous pace, illustrating how she has taken control of her own narrative and stood up against a controlling former lover.
On the song, she comments, “‘Trouble’ came to me so naturally. Gbeduboss sent me the beat and I was immediately enthralled by the heavy baseline and overall dark vibe. The story is inspired by some of my own experiences, but it’s also dedicated ‘To All the Heartbreakers’, just as the EP is named. It’s a very empowering song because it’s about standing up to those who’ve hurt you and reclaiming your agency, finally showing them that you’re not weak. In a way, it’s dark because it seems to celebrate revenge, but I think that functions as a therapeutic form of expression in showing myself and also my listeners the extent of our capabilities”.