“I learned that even though love can enter our lives at different points of our emotional maturity, it is that same faded, tainted, and tough love that can teach you how to love someone better in the future.” – Nia
Nia, welcome back to VQS! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
My name is Nia Padilla and I am a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, CA. Over the years my music has become a blend of the artists I admired growing up as well as a fusion of my Latino culture. After many collaborative projects, I most recently took a step forward in pursing a solo career in which I combine my love of R&B and soul with the sensuality of the Spanish language.
Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration for this song?
When I first started writing to Stanley Jeong’s beat, the clock sounding clicks and melodic guitar strums instantly stood out to me. Those specific sounds were so hypnotizing that it automatically put me at ease and made me think of my past. Ecstasy is actually about an ex-lover and the nostalgic feeling of a dream like love that never got the chance to bloom. Similar to the idea of “the one that got away”, Ecstasy is symbolic of the feeling that could have been or someone that always seems to circle back into your life no matter how much time has passed.