“I live like I got 9 lives,” Niki DeMar sings through puffy soundclouds. Her latest song “9 Lives” is as moody as ever, feeling as much of an extension from 2021’s outstanding Nights Alone EP. There’s a bit of a frigid bit clomping along in the rhythms, and DeMar’s voice snakes through forested lyrics with high velocity. “I bounce back every time,” she later admits. Pressures from mental health and the pop biz may feel crushing, but she never, ever stays down for long.
Listen to “9 Lives” below.