Not many people are aware of Hamtramck Michigan. A small 2 mile in radius city within Detroit. Established and still populated by Polish immigrants of the early 20th Century, and in the latter part of the 20th Century home to a good sized population of Arab American citizens as well. But it is also home to a burgeoning young soul singer making preparations to blow up the music scene. NiQ (Dominique Davis), a young artist with the blessings of musical talents that are world class. A vocalist, as well as a skilled songwriter and musician. NiQ is only in the starting phase of her young career. But has prepped and primed herself for much of her short 20 years on the planet. Born in Columbia, the young artist, who plays alto sax and piano, says, “I’ve been singing since I could remember and I’ve been publicly singing since about 9 at local events in Hamtramck such as sports events, city hall events, teacher’s meetings, etc. I had the opportunity to sing for Vice President Joe Biden, at the Jefferson-Jackson Democratic event at Cobo Hall. I just recently branched out to do my own music and here we are!” Modestly condensing the work shes put in even before deciding to make it a career. Writing , Singing , producing and recording songs that would become her 4 song debut EP called “Trouble Waters” with a friend from college with a home studio setup. The end results are awesome and stand up to anything the industry currently has in rotation. Using her single “Done” as a calling card. NiQ’s pleading but strong tenor is front and center. Making every note she sings fill the song with a passionate yet confident declaration of not dismissing her lover until she is Done’ with him. Utilizing a Trap Soul beat with her sensuous but earnest tenor reminiscent of a young raw Mary J. Blige, or Fantasia. She has a distinct soulful vocal that will no doubt make her voice recognizable.
Check out “Done” a new single by this rising Femme, a sample of Janet Jackson’s ‘I Get So Lonely’, but reworked and perfected by Ms. Niq. Click the headphones above and support!