Sometimes, all you need for the weekend is the right track to get you in the perfect mood, and “I Ain’t Going Home” from Niiko x SWAE is exactly that track for this week.
Unbelievably fun, incredibly upbeat, instantly catchy and memorable, “I Ain’t Going Home” feels like an effortless pop smash that blends high energy synths and rhythm with April Bender’s perfectly matched vocals. Beyond the production, the song is an anthem to everyone who’s tired of playing games and wants something more significant in their lives.
“‘I Ain’t Going Home’ tells the story of a strong and independent person who doesn’t need any more games in his/her life”, Niiko x SWAE explain. “This is a song about realization: realizing that you are so much better than the person who has been pursuing you or trying to mess with your heart. Every first love or relationship comes with drama, and this song is about overcoming the bullshit to the point where you can make your own decisions.”
The duo continues, “We had been wanting to work with April since we heard her song ‘Sunrise’ with ARTY. At the very end of 2019, before quarantine, we reached out to some of our favorite singer-songwriters and were overwhelmed when April sent us the topline for ‘I Ain’t Going Home’. Both the vocal performance and the songwriting were so strong that producing the rest of the track was a walk in the park. When we finished up the production, we knew we had an anthem on our hands. We’ve had a ton of fun ending our livestreams and pre-COVID sets with this feel-good banger!”
Check it out below!