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Sam Lansky | April 29, 2013 1:54 pm

Little Nikki — “Where I’m Coming From”

Say hello to British songbird Little Nikki, real name Nicole Shortland, and her debut single “Where I’m Coming From.” Pop geeks and Anglophiles will recognize Nikki as one-third of the legitimately-pretty-great teen group SoundGirl, who made some buzz a few years back, but Little Nikki is a much stronger and more dynamic identity for her — and she’s working with an absurdly exciting roster of producers on her upcoming Columbia Records debut (MNEK, Lucas Secon, Karen Poole, Dimitri Tikovoi). “Where I’m Coming From” is radio-friendly drum-and-bass that positions Nikki as a less #ratchet teen Rihanna with the vocal stylings of Katy B, and the track’s monster singalong chorus certainly doesn’t hurt. Also, isn’t she just the most likable little thing you’ve ever seen? We love Little Nikki. You will, too.