PREMIERE: Dive into Afrobeat songstress Nerika’s infectious summer jam “Runnin’”
By Sound Check
April 12, 2018
Nerika is a 22-year-old NYC based singer songwriter who likes to think of herself as a “cultural misfit”. The energetic songstress found hard to protect and maintain her Jamaican heritage as black girl in the New Hampshire suburbs and her artistry is apart of the mission. With a heavy dose of Caribbean vibes and smooth afrobeat melody that jumps off from the moment you press play, “Runnin’” is utterly infectious. Opening with Djembe drums, lyrically, Nerika uses the fast tempo to chase off her inner demons. A little bit of pop, but a whole hell of a lot of soul and reggae, “Runnin’” represents the fusion of Nerika’s two worlds.