Nia Padilla: Ecstasy

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Nia pulls us into a deep sea of emotions with a hypnotizing Latin-R&B experience.
Delicately delivered and dangerously delicious. Romantic, lush, and full of spice.

“I learned that even though love can enter our lives at different points of our emotional maturity, it is that same faded, tainted, and tough love that can teach you how to love someone better in the future.” – Nia

Nia, welcome back to VQS! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
My name is Nia Padilla and I am a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, CA. Over the years my music has become a blend of the artists I admired growing up as well as a fusion of my Latino culture. After many collaborative projects, I most recently took a step forward in pursing a solo career in which I combine my love of R&B and soul with the sensuality of the Spanish language.
Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration for this song?
When I first started writing to Stanley Jeong’s beat, the clock sounding clicks and melodic guitar strums instantly stood out to me. Those specific sounds were so hypnotizing that it automatically put me at ease and made me think of my past. Ecstasy is actually about an ex-lover and the nostalgic feeling of a dream like love that never got the chance to bloom. Similar to the idea of “the one that got away”, Ecstasy is symbolic of the feeling that could have been or someone that always seems to circle back into your life no matter how much time has passed.

What is your vision for this song? What lessons would you like to impart with your audience?
Just like how I felt at ease when I first heard this instrumental, I wanted whoever was listening to also wind down and sink into the the soothing sounds of the production. Like many musicians, we find a sense of clarity in our music making process and through this song I learned that even though love can enter our lives at different points of our emotional maturity, it is that same faded, tainted, and tough love that can teach you how to love someone better in the future.
What is your favorite part of the song?
My favorite part of this song definitely has to be the bridge. Going into the bridge you can hear a slow melodic build by my wonderful friend Max Mueller playing the Cello in which I come in lyrically stating my emotional growth through this love experience. In the bridge I also use English lyrics which then makes the song bilingual and reminds the audience of my bicultural upbringing.
Anything else we should know about it? Future releases? Upcoming shows?
Since this song is the start of a new solo pursuit and Spanish direction, I wanted to thank everyone for listening so far and to stay tuned for more future shows and releases!

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“Nia’s intimate and honest vocal approach is simply irresistible. Stanley Jeong’s production breathes, drops and pulsates in all the right places.   – Philip VQS

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