Nurko Recruits Neriah For Soaring New Single: Love Is A Highway
New York producer NURKO joins forces with NERIAH for the epic new single “Love Is A Highway,” out today via Astralwerks.
The dense, melodic odyssey arrives just as the hitmaker announces the imminent arrival of his hotly anticipated Discovery EP. The project, which includes recent singles “Save Me (From Myself),” “Too Long,” and “Eternity,” is his first since signing with the legendary electronic music label in 2022. Pre-save HERE.
“Love Is a Highway” unfolds slowly, seemingly taking listeners through the stages of a relationship. “‘I want you here,’ that’s what you say at night when you get close to me,” NERIAH sings over gentle guitar and a lulling beat. “You’re acting like you’re good for me so suddenly, I don’t know what I did to change your mind.” The entire production all but halts at the chorus, where she sings over minimal keys: “Guess my love is a highway, going too fast for you.” What follows is a drop for the ages with cascading synths and crashing beats.
The emotional anthem follows quickly on the feels of the Kyle Hum-assisted “Save Me (From Myself),” “Too Long” featuring Cruel Youth, and “Eternity” voiced by Dayce Williams—all of which will be included on NURKO’s forthcoming Discovery EP. The release will also feature “Art of Letting Go,” a new track with James Gillespie. See the full tracklist below.
NURKO broke through in 2021 with “Sideways,” a collaboration with ILLENIUM and Valerie Broussard that has already logged more than 34 million Spotify streams. Fans can experience NURKO’s cathartic bangers in person as his Discovery Tour makes its way across North America this summer. See the full list of announced tour dates below and keep an eye out for additional dates to be announced soon. Get tickets HERE.
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Continuing the momentum, Nurko released an unofficial remix of Halsey’s hit single ‘Without Me,’ which went on to surpass 10 million plays on the YouTube tastemaker channel Trap Nation. Subsequently, the years following marked a huge turning point for Nurko with him releasing an arsenal of singles and remixes with millions of streams and support from the likes of Gryffin, Seven Lions, Adventure Club, Jauz, Cash Cash, Codeko, Alison Wonderland, Timmy Trumpet, Zeds Dead, R3hab, and more. Most recently, Nurko hit over 30 million Spotify streams with the track ‘Sideways’ with ILLENIUM and Valerie Broussard, making 2021 his biggest year to date.
With a natural knack for storytelling, NERIAH is the Los Angeles native that never holds back. Born and raised along the beaches of LA, the gifted singer/songwriter spent hours telling stories and singing as she drove up and down the coast. Although previously growing a large following for her intimate Youtube vlogs, her vulnerable self-expression began at the age of 5 when she wrote her very first song. The last few years saw her honing her musical talents as she wrote and produced 3 songs a day, recording her debut EP and expanding her massive catalog of originals.
Each song NERIAH writes is based on her own experiences – they stand as a personal diary in hopes listeners can take a page and learn from it. She has now sat on the cover of Apple Music’s New Music Daily and Spotify’s Fresh Finds Pop, headlined NextFestLA, The Peppermint Club, and a sold-out show at The Troubadour, and saw a World First premiere on Zane Lowe’s World Record show for her single “Missing Somebody.” NERIAH currently has over 1.5 million monthly Spotify listeners, 201k followers on Instagram, and over 190K TikTok fans. Most recently, NERIAH released her third EP, No One Cries Forever, which takes an unflinching look at the emotional rollercoaster that comes with a breakup. She is gearing up to release her debut 24-track album later this year.