Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter NJOMZA has released a stripped-back live rendition of her latest single “Lucky” via SinceThe80s and Motown.
Recorded in LA, the track arrives with a video of the singer performing the track with her band in a comforting home setting. The simplicity of the performance, accompanied by smooth violin and piano melodies, centers NJOMZA’s crooning vocals and the emotional depth of the song itself.
“Wouldn’t wanna do this solo / Just look at where we are / We came so far / You’re the only one / Who understands,” she sings. “I pray for the clock to move slow / When I’m with you I need nothing more / If you’re feeling lost / Grab my hand.”
“Lucky” is an ode to loving and cherishing those around you while you still can and resonates during trying times. Speaking of the song, NJOMZA explained: “Writing it was a form of therapy for me. I truly hope it makes you feel something – anything like the way it made me feel while making it.”
The track, originally released in December 2020, is a change of pace from NJOMZA’s preceding single “Bite,” which was a more tongue-in-cheek song that displayed a more playful side of the songwriter’s range. Since its release, it has racked up over 2.5 million streams.
As she continues to make a mark with her own music with new releases as well as her previously released EPs Sad For You and Vacation, NJOMZA is also a songwriting force in pop music. Two of her notable credits include co-writing Ariana Grande’s chart-topping hits “7 Rings” and “Thank U, Next.”
Prior to signing to SinceThe80s/Motown/Capitol Records, NJOMZA was signed to Mac Miller’s REMember Music label when she was a teenager. Over her career, she has amassed a dedicated following and more than 50 million global streams.
Listen to the live version of “Lucky” here.