Eighteen-year-old Navakaine premieres the music video for “Skyliner” on CelebMix. Influenced musically by Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, Lorde, and The Weeknd, Navakaine’s music merges indie and pop elements into a delicious sound all her own, enduring and seductive.
Growing up in Indonesia, in 2016 Navakaine moved to Seattle to pursue her love for music. A few years later, she shifted to the East Coast and the Big Apple, where she is working on her debut album, slated to drop next year. She describes her sonic creations as “spilled thoughts and put them in the light, so now you can finally listen to me.”
“Skyliner” opens with an elegant, delicate piano, followed by Navakaine’s gorgeously affluent voice. Percussive effects and a pulsating bassline imbue the tune with infectious rhythmic potency. As the harmonic colors swell, the tune assumes sumptuous pop energy glowing with resonant vibrancy. Lush with coruscating textures, Navakaine’s voice locks the song’s sensual opulence in place with tantalizing timbres.
There’s a creamy quality to her voice, a redolence of piquant beauty, as well as sophisticated sleekness bordering on muscularity, saturating her tones with lustrous, irresistible pressure.
Suffused with haunting filaments of loneliness, “Skyliner” evokes the smoldering vestiges of waning love, the ache of vanishing emotional obsession.
Directed by Andrew K. Meyer, the video depicts the poignant emptiness experienced after the heartbreak of lost love and a dreadful accident. Painted against the backdrop of New York’s towering skyline, Navakaine plumbs the depths of her turbulent feelings of anguish and despair.
With “Skyliner,” Navakaine establishes herself as a voice and musical talent of prodigious magnitude. An alluring pop melody and Navakaine’s enchanting voice make “Skyliner” must-listen-to music.