Nicole Kiki Jaffe
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Los Angeles singer/songwriter Nicole Kiki Jaffe writes so others can heal. Her new single, the wistful folk-ballad “It Felt Like Coming Home,” is rooted in the kind of self-restoration that can emerge and occur in the aftermath of some heartache or struggle. For Jaffe, there is catharsis to be found in her powerful trills on her own return home – an uplifting, surge of bittersweet hope filling the song’s crescendo – that helped her heal herself.

Singing since she was 3-years-old belting out “My Favorite Things” in the style of Johnny Hartman with her dad, Jaffe written her songs in order to make the “terrible beautiful.” Her latest single – in all its quivering undulations between grief, hope, pain, and love – finds steady footing in the promise that rejuvenation is nearby, found willing and waiting for you in all the things you thought had left you behind in your absence.


“‘It Felt Like Coming Home’ is a song about healing and self work. Sometimes you have to step away from a bad situation and take time to reflect, so you can heal and grow. When you return, you can bask in the heart-warming feeling of coming home after a long absence: being with old friends, seeing familiar faces, and reveling in the glow of belonging.”

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Listen: Nicole Kiki Jaffe new single “It Felt Like Coming Home”