Naika is an artist who has been causing a significant stir as of late, and if her latest drop‘Sauce’ is anythingto go by, it’s easy to see why.
The super talented artist oozes confidence on the track, as it opens with a fun call and response between herself and a mystery man with a bellowing tone, questioning who’s got the ‘sauce’. In relation to the slang term rather than the condiment, it can certainly be found in this single, as it boasts all the elements of an instant banger. Weaving between quirky trill accents, Latin inspired beats and Naika’s impressive ever-changing flow, ‘Sauce’ is sultry, salsa and super pop at it’s finest. Growing up country-hopping influenced her unique approach to genre-blending, as her time living in Guadeloupe, Kenya, France, South Africa and Vanuatu as a child opened her eyes up to the possibilities of what a rhythm can entail, hence her impeccable prowess. Elaborating on the song, she explains “Sauce is the introduction to Part II of my EP ‘Lost in Paradïse’. Part I of the EP tacked the vulnerable emotions of self doubt and low self esteem. In Part 2 we arrive in a land of confidence, self love and trust. A personal paradise and oasis”.