NXTSTYLE’s 2020 Songs of the Summer: Nina Chuba “Power”

INTRODUCING NXTSTYLE’S 'SONGS OF THE SUMMER,' HIGHLIGHTING OUR FAVORITE TRACKS WE'VE DISCOVERED THIS SUMMER. OVER 70 SONGS FROM NEW AND INDEPENDENT ARTISTS FORM OUR SUMMER 2020 SOUNDTRACK. TODAY WE FEATURE NINA CHUBA. THE GERMAN SINGER/SONGWRITER DELIVERED AN ECLECTIC EP THIS SUMMER WHICH WAS HIGHLIGHTED BY ONE OF OUR FAVORITES “POWER”. MIXING DIFFERENT STYLES IN HER MUSIC SHE BRINGS A REALLY FRESH SOUND TO THE MUSIC SCENE. LEARN MORE ABOUT NINA CHUBA IN OUR FEATURED INTERVIEW.

I’m a big fan of “Power” it was my introduction to your music. The song feels like a sort of an uprising moment and seems to be a song people can put their own take on. Take us behind the creation of this single and what do you hope fans can take from it.

Thanks so much! For most of my life I felt underestimated by the people who didn’t really know me. What I didn’t know back then is that being in this position is one of the biggest competitive advantages you can have. If they don’t notice you, they can’t see you coming. My single “Power” is about using that as my weapon.

“Power” is an eerie single that could work great for a movie, TV show and really any kind of platform. What would be the ultimate sync placement for this song in your opinion?

Whoa that’s a cool question. I picture it in a movie similar to KILL BILL right before the final fight scene. It definitely needs to be a movie with a strong female main character.

You’ve just released your 6-track EP Power. The EP is a cohesive set of songs that provide a really smooth listen. Talk about the messaging of this album and why these songs fit the purpose of the EP. Did you have any interesting moments during the creative process? Anyone or style you grabbed inspiration from for this project?

I think this EP has been my attempt at trying to describe how it feels to find yourself and be in the music industry for the first time. It can be scary, discouraging and difficult sometimes. But that can also be a good thing. It makes me wanna work harder and I’ve grown from that. I think I’ve grabbed inspiration from a lot of artists. ZHU and Sevdaliza and Billie Eilish are a few of many. All of them are amazing!

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``POWER`` NXTSTYLE'S SONGS OF THE SUMMER

Of the talented artists, songwriters, and producers out there is there someone you would really love to collaborate with next?

I would love to collaborate with Little Simz one day. I think she is one of the most underrated female rappers out there. Her lyrics and her flows are insane.

2020 has been a challenging year for many as we’re finding different ways to navigate through a tough situation and at the same time learning more about ourselves and society. Has going through this year placed a different perspective on life and relationships for you? Has it influenced your songwriting at all?

2020 definitely has been challenging for me for many reasons. But I also think a lot of good is coming out of this year. People now have time to think twice and reflect on themselves and others. All this time at home and all the wild things happening out there has hopefully led to more awareness in our society. I’ve learned a lot this year and I’m thankful for that. I think it also has inspired my work.

Whether it’s an album, being around certain people, or an activity, what is one thing that has helped you move forward during the pandemic?

Listening to music and podcasts has definitely saved me from going crazy. Also FaceTiming with my parents and my friends helped me a lot to get through quarantine.

As we head into the second half of the year what can fans expect from you for the remainder of 2020?

There’s a lot to come! I wanna put out a few more rap-leaning songs. I really enjoy mixing Pop and Rap and I’m still trying to figure out how to combine both genres in a unique way. Alsooo maybe I’ll put out my first music video very soon. Stay tuned.

Is there a charity that means a lot to you that you urge others to look into? Any particular connection you have to it?

There’s not a specific charity that I endorse but I think you should always wanna give back to something you feel passionate about. At the end of the day 20 or 30 dollars don’t hurt you AND can go a long way.

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NINA CHUBA's Top 5 songs this summer:

  1. Avelino “Higher Power”
  2. Greentea Peng “Hu Man”
  3. Young Franco ft. Pell “Juice”
  4. Zhu ft. Tinashe “Only”
  5. Pashanim “Airwaves” ( really cool German track!)

Listen to all of our featured artist’s favorite songs of the summer on our special Spotify playlist.

MUSIC IN 2020 INTERVIEW SERIES

WE INTERVIEWED MUSIC PROS AND TASTEMAKERS TO GET THEIR PERSPECTIVE ON WHERE MUSIC IS HEADED AND TO DISCOVER WHAT NEW MUSIC THEY'RE LISTENING TO.

Maxwell

Radio Host

Z100

Nick Moran

PR/Label

Good Intent

Elliot Jacobson

Producer/Songwriter

Kobalt Music

Colette Spencer

Events/Radio

Geezer Media

Maciek

Music Journalist

CSGMBLOG

Peter Quincy Ng

Music Journalist

At Cost Magazine

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Written By: S.C.