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You’ll Want to Keep Your Eye on Niia Bertino

Music

You’ll Want to Keep Your Eye on Niia Bertino

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If you live in New York City and generally fall on the side of luck, you might have accidentally caught singer Niia Bertino stunning audiences with her warm, jazzy vocals at one of the city’s many clubs (Joe’s Pub is a favorite). Or you might be one of the 32.3 million people and counting to have seen the singer accompany Wyclef Jean, Akon, and Lil’ Wayne on the single “Sweetest Girl.” But her latest single, and the first from her upcoming EP, “Libertine Hero,” is a decidedly darker turn for Bertino. A twirling melody spirals downward into shadowy synths and a stomping drum beat, while Bertino’s vocals lift it all back up. A teaser was just released, and by Matt Baron of Baron films

. Watch the clip below.