Naia Lika delivers lively new pop single ‘Gas Station Bouquet’

‘It was such a valuable opportunity to actually sit down and write about something positive in my life amidst all the negativity swarming in my mind.’
7 March 2023

Naia Lika delivers lively new pop single Gas Station Bouquet, marking the twenty-one year old’s debut release. The energetic, fun-loving track gives an immediate peek into her wit and personality with its first line: ‘Sink into the sofa – so far, so good’.

The track is from an eight-song project created by the artist in August 2022. Lika takes the tough times she faced in the opening chapters of her twenties and turns that painful, confused energy into a fun, immersive track. Speaking candidly about Gas Station Bouquet, she admits: ‘it was such a valuable opportunity to actually sit down and write about something positive in my life amidst all the negativity swarming in my mind.’

Music is in her blood. Her great-grandfather sang with the famous Rat Pack, performing alongside legends like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Lika’s parents recall seeing her mouth moving distinguishably during an ultrasound, and knowing she was destined to sing. Naia admits moving blindly along the path her parents chose for her for a long time, engaging in Musical Theatre in Michigan and Vegas where she grew up. During her studies she had something of an awakening. Questioning her own identity and the paths she had taken in life that far, the artist dropped out and moved to LA, where she wrote her first songs during the pandemic.

Gas Station Bouquet is a song which marks Lika’s significant move away from the musical traditions of her family’s past, taking her first steps into the industry as entirely her own artist. The tracks’ short, electric beats give it high energy. Twanging string rhythms match the artist’s artful lyrics to keep it playful. Lika’s vocal range is expansive, there’s an easy power behind her vocals. 

The artist cites Dua Lipa and Leon Bridges as two of her musical inspirations, and her new single shows this: it’s fun, it’s chill, it’s totally pop. Gas Station Bouquet will put you in a good mood and keep you there. Check it out on Soundcloud now, and follow Naia Lika on her socials for news on future releases.