Written, arranged, played, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Niki at her home in Minnesota.
Niki Becker began All In as a new challenge for herself. Her goal was to make an album completely on her own from start to finish to see what truth would come out. Inspired by artists who are not afraid to go where the creative ideas lead like Jenny Lewis, Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak, and Justin Vernon, she spent the majority of the summer of 2016 fleshing out musical pieces that had been left sitting on the back burner while she worked on her main musical project, her self-titled band. Making All In allowed for complete creative freedom and the chance to express herself wholly whenever the mood struck.
Songs like the title track and "This Is Just Bad For You" put confidence and strength front and center, telling the listener not to settle for anything less than their worth. While "Commitments" focuses inward, exploring the ways and reasons she's not let herself be who she really is. This duality showcases itself in the song "Split". With its blazing intro and soft conclusion, it dances between taking charge and falling back. Both sides of her personality fighting for focus.
All In stomps the floor, claps the hands, sweetens the tooth, and pulls the heartstrings. Niki had something to share, so she did.
released October 14, 2016
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