Rachika Nayar is an American experimental musician based in Brooklyn, New York.


Nayar released her first full-length album in 2021, titled Our Hands Against The Dusk.[1] The title is a reference to a poem by poet Richard Jackson.[1] The same year, Nayar released a collection of songs called Fragments.[2] Nayar released her second full-length album in 2022, titled Heaven Came Crashing, through NNA Tapes.[3] The album was named Stereogum's "Album of the Week".[4] The album received "Best New Music" designation from Pitchfork.[5] In April 2023, Nayar will release an expanded version of fragments. Alongside the announcement, Nayar released a new song titled "hawthorn".[6][7]

Nayar has been dubbed by Paste "The Best of What's Next".[8]


  1. ^ a b Ingalls, Chris (10 March 2021). "'Our Hands Against the Dusk' Is Rachika Nayar's Striking Take on Ambient/Electronic". PopMatters. Retrieved 25 March 2023.
  2. ^ Cush, Andy. "Rachika Nayar: Fragments". Pitchfork. Retrieved 25 March 2023.
  3. ^ Ross, Alex. "Rachika Nayar wants to destroy you and put you back together". The Fader. Retrieved 25 March 2023.
  4. ^ Rettig, James (23 August 2022). "Album Of The Week: Rachika Nayar's 'Heaven Come Crashing'". Stereogum. Retrieved 25 March 2023.
  5. ^ Roberts, Phillipe. "Rachika Nayar: Heaven Came Crashing". Pitchfork. Retrieved 25 March 2023.
  6. ^ Helfand, Raphael. "Rachika Nayar announces fragments (expanded), shares new track". The Fader. Retrieved 25 March 2023.
  7. ^ Rettig, James (9 March 2023). "Rachika Nayar – "hawthorn" Yulissa Benitez". Stereogum.
  8. ^ "Rachika Nayar: The Best of What's Next". Paste. Retrieved 25 March 2023.