Nia Archives Bids Farewell To Summer With A Trip To Brazil For "Baianá" Video

Nia Archives Bids Farewell To Summer With A Trip To Brazil For "Baianá" Video

September 30, 2022

Following the mighty link-up with ShaSimone, Cristale and Beenie Man on the Clipz's "No Time", new gen junglist Nia Archives comes with another set of adrenaline-fueled breakbeats on her latest cut "Baianá".

It's her first solo single since the bass-heavy opus Forbidden Feelingz, released back in March, and now she transports us to the centre of traditional Brazilian music for this new jam. The track is built from a sample of the Barbatuques choir, their euphoric vocals acting as a springboard for Nia's rapid drum patterns and swirling effects.

Staying true to her documentary-style aesthetic she connects with Delphino for the co-directed visuals, plunging us into the heart of Rio De Janeiro. We go from kicking it with the locals to passing through winding back roads brimming with the city's youths. Their editing style matches the swift nature of the track, revealing as much of Rio's culture and community as possible with wide-lens shots of Christ The Redeemer overlooking the favelas.

Speaking on the inspiration of the track, Nia shares, "I've always been a massive fan of samba music, bossa nova music, and Brazilian culture and had been a fan of the Barbatuques for a while. When I was looking through my samba / bossa playlist and thinking about songs to sample, "Baianá" was the one that stood out for me. When I started making it, the original version was quite bouncy which I wanted to make harder… so I flipped it into this crazy amen break roller with a Reese bass line. I feel like this one really showcases my work and style as a producer."

Words: Blessing Borode
Photography: Cosmo Webber