Nikka Costa releases her new album Nikka & Strings: Underneath and In Between on Friday 2nd June 2017. The new album sees the celebrated American soul, funk and blues singer, dipping her toes in a refreshing collection of songs backed by a luscious string quartet.

The album features Nikka’s unique takes on Silver Tongue (co-written with Prince) and Come Rain or Come Shine – the Frank Sinatraclassic, originally arranged by her father, Don Costa.

The new album is produced by Justin Stanley (Eric Clapton, Prince, Beck), and Bob Clearmountain (Springsteen, Bowie, Rolling Stones), who also mixed and engineered it.

Check Out Our Review Here – 10/10


Released on June 2nd 2017 by Metropolis Recordings

Includes the single “Nothing Compares 2 U”

Pre-order the new album from & iTunes

Available on Standard CD Digipack with 8 page booklet
Digital album release (stream / download)
Standard 12″ black heavyweight vinyl design
Deluxe double 12″ vinyl gatefold with special edition slip case
plus live to vinyl and live performance on USB

“This album really started as a tiny seed that took on a life of its own after so many people were so generous with their time, faith and talent. What started out as just an excuse to do a couple of gigs, while I tried to figure out what my next record was going to be about, ended up snowballing into this amazing project and I couldn’t be more grateful and thrilled!”

“Most albums require an enormous amount of mountain moving and this one was no different. From its inception through the making of this record I lost 2 dear friends and supporters and my angel of a dog, not to mention the emotional charge of singing over one of my late father’s arrangements. This album has given me the chance to grieve as well as celebrate and I hope you hear and feel it all when you’re listening. It’s been a gift for me and I’m excited to give it to you!”

Nikka Costa – Los Angeles, March 2017

Track Listing – Nikka & Strings: Underneath And In Between


  1. Nothing Compares 2 U (5:20)
  2. Ain’t That Peculiar (3:28)
  3. Love To Love You Less (4:35)
  4. Come Rain Or Come Shine (3:53)
  5. Cry To Me (2:40)
  6. Arms Around You (3:24)
  7. Headfirst (5:20)
  8. Lover You Should’ve Come Over (6:44)
  9. Silver Tongue (4:22)
  10. Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying (3:41)
  11. Stormy Weather (4:57)



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