Princess Nokia Premieres New Song “Diva” on BBC Radio 1
- American rapper Princess Nokia premiered a new song “Diva” along with a music video on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Sian Eleri.
The song follows up “No Effort”, which was released back in March.
It was written by Princess Nokia. The video was directed by Robot MoonJuice.
Princess Nokia shared on social media, “The song is a perfect blend of r&b & rap with just a hint of melodic pop. It's a total gay fantasy! The song was inspired by the camp of VH1 DIVAS LIVE, and all of the amazing pop stars who I grew up idolizing and inspired by. It's also an allegory for my career and what it feels like to vivacious entertainer and performer. Because baby, I give it all. Cover girl, Editorial, & ACTRESS. Kisses gays happy pride. When the moon is full, and the sun has set, I shape-shift into DIVA, the goddess of music and dance. A fresh water siren, gifted in enchantment and song 🧜🏾♀️ 🎶”
- Princess Nokia told Sian Eleri about the song, “It was a very special song to me. I wrote it about a year and a half ago. When I wrote it being inspired by all of those, moment for life experiences that happened to me throughout my life and my career that make me feel so iridescent and so grand door and that kinda is the whole subject matter of the song because that's not who I am 100% of the time. I have lots of sides to me, or one of them was being actually very introverted and very shy, and it's so intriguing and cool to me that I can go from being, a nondescript person riding a bike to playing Madison Square Garden. So it talks about how much we've made you believe how far I've come to like me talking to myself, like it's very sweet. It's a very sweet coming of age song.”
She continued, “I whenever I think of the word I never think of, you know, the more misogynistic old Hollywood term, I think of a more kind of folkloric Grecian term. At best, you know, like, a Diva is a muse. Like I remember writing the song, and I remember thinking of you know, like, just Grecian Roman Odyssey. And thinking of like these, these grandiose muses that had all these beautiful superpowers, and I kind of thought, Wow, a Diva is a goddess of music.”
- source : BBC Radio 1