Newcomer Niia taps soul veteran Jazmine Sullivan for the heartstrings pulling duet, “Sideline,” a record from the jazz/soul singer’s newly released debut album, I.
In the accompanying black-and-white clip, directed by Sasha Samsonova, the two ladies bond for a show of strength as they march through the streets while uplifting each other’s broken heart.
Niia told The FADER that the song is about “two very different women dealing with the same problem.” She said Jazmine was the only choice for this duet because she’s just so great. “If I was ever going to lose to another woman, I’d want it to be a strong, incredibly talented, beautiful woman,” Niia said. “Jazmine Sullivan is that woman.”
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