Continuing a rapid ascent to the forefront of popular culture on her own terms, New Jersey-born and Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Nessa Barrett joins forces with fellow alt-pop artist jxdn for her latest single ‘la di die’, which was produced by the legendary Travis Barker.
The track unites two of 2021’s hottest new artists for a scorching collaboration. Fusing warm acoustic guitar and icy 808s, it builds towards Nessa’s hypnotic promise “la da di oh la di da, gonna be a superstar.” jxdn pulls up with an instantly unforgettable melody as their voices seamlessly entwine.
Nessa commented, “‘la di die’ touches on how fame is dramatized and something most people wish for, when in reality, it’s a dark and evil place. It was cool working with jxdn, not only is he my friend but a dope artist. He really helped make this song come to life!”
“For me, this song represents that sometimes the hardest situation is the one that seems perfect,” added jxdn. “Don’t ever be afraid to let people know you aren’t where you wanna be. Set a goal, find a dream and make those reality. Live for others while being yourself; don’t live for yourself while being like others. This song has had a lot of work put into it. I’m so proud of Nessa and her diligence. I know it’s gonna pay off!”
Nessa has quickly transformed into one of the year’s fastest rising talents, having scored 50 million-plus streams since her breakthrough single ‘Pain’ was released last July.
Nessa Barrett took control of her own destiny at just 17-years-old when she left her hometown in New Jersey to chase her dream in Los Angeles. By sharing every side of herself, she quietly built a major following online, attracting an audience of 20 million-plus fans across platforms. Sitting alone behind a piano, unlocking her truth, and projecting it without filter, she didn’t hold back on her 2020 breakthrough single ‘Pain’. Not only did it introduce her intriguing and inimitable brand of alternative pop, but it also eclipsed 20 million streams right out of the gate.
Writing from the heart, she inspires perseverance through life’s trials and tribulations and fearlessly opens up about her own mental health struggles to be the person she always wished she had growing up. Now, Nessa’s fearlessness drives a series of singles in 2021 led by ‘la di die’ and with much more to come.