''Neeq Serene’s grasp of blending her unique vocals with the powerful instrumentals is nothing short of first class' - MUSIC CROWNS
'Serene’s vocals smoulder, like a volcano under ice, hinting at unknown danger under a seemingly calm exterior' - ANALOGUE TRASH
'as dark as it is dazzling' - BRUTAL RESONANCE
Experimental solo artist Neeq Serene introduced her haunting and introspective debut single, 'The Others' in May 2020, crossing over genres of trip-hop, alternative rnb and gothic neo-folk.
An emotive and cinematic soundscape, the sophomore single 'Fields of Gold', released 8th January 2021, features hypnotic vocal layers sung in both English and Urdu, inspired by Serene's South Asian roots. When writing the song, Serene envisaged crossing the boundary from this world to the next - where departed souls shall meet again.
2019 saw the launch of PINERO|SERENE, a dream-pop song-writing collaboration with bass player Cheryl Pinero. The debut EP, 'Dark Matter,' was released on 28th July 2019, with the first single, 'Take My Soul' premiered by Clash Magazine.
In this new sonic chapter, Neeq reveals a self-reflective journey through minimal, electronic music and deep lyricism, drawing on influences from the alternative music world and her Kashmiri heritage.