Launching with incredible indie-soul-pop, AKICITA brings it for her addictive debut single, “You Already Know”. The song is a captivating introduction to who she is as an artist taking listeners on an unforgettable journey from the get-go.
AKICITA, the rising indie-soul-pop sensation, is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Hailing from Prior Lake, Minnesota, and drawing inspiration from her upbringing on the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Reservation and her mixed Dominican and Native American heritage, AKICITA’s artistry embodies strength, resilience, and a profound sense of purpose. Her childhood was marked by trauma and adversity, later she found solace and healing through her music, using it as a vessel to share her personal journey of survival, growth, and self-discovery. With a mesmerizing voice that effortlessly conveys raw emotion and a captivating stage presence, AKICITA’s music transcends genres, blending old-soul sensibilities with current mainstream pop energy. Her lyrics explore profound themes of love, loss, addiction, and mental health, resonating deeply with listeners who find solace in her vulnerable and empowering storytelling. As she prepares to release her debut EP, “Future in Disguise”, AKICITA is set to make an indelible mark on the music landscape, inspiring and uplifting audiences with her powerful voice and unapologetic authenticity.
Written by AKICITA, Ben Wylen, and Phil Simmonds, whilst it has been produced by Ben Wylen, “You Already Know” is an indie-soul-pop track with subtle piano chords that effortlessly emphasises AKICITA’s gorgeous vocals. Dipped in old-soul with a current mainstream pop energy, her vocals are on fire from start to finish as she unlocks heart-wrenching emotions from deep inside, feeling every single word that she is singing. Powerful from the get-go, “You Already Know” dives deep into emotional lyrics as she discusses the things she might have to do that were clearly done to her by her ex during their toxic relationship; when she needed support the most, they turned away from her and made the issues she was going through – such as alcoholism, addiction, and mental health issues – all the more worse. As AKICITA nears the end of the track, she adds an incredible ending bridge that showcases her awesome falsetto where she puts her entire broken heart into it and that kicks the last chorus into overdrive. We all would love to hurt the person who hurt us the most, in the exact same way they hurt us, and AKICITA puts that hurt right into her vocals and her lyrics of “You Already Know”, creating a powerful song that is set to make an impact on every listener.
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“You Already Know”, by AKICITA, is available to download and stream, right now, across all platforms, via Nala’s World. Look out for the release of her forthcoming debut EP titled “Future in Disguise”, set to be released later this year.