Religion is both an interesting and touchy subject. With roughly 84% of the world’s population affiliated with one of the five largest religions (Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism or forms of folk religion), people are highly likely to be born into a family that follows some form of religion. Unfortunately, many look to religion as the dominant factor in their lives (or worse, the superior religion of them all), so much so that try to impose their religion onto every one else.
There are, however, that 16% who do not associate with a particular religion. Chicago-reared artist Nikki Lynette is one such individual, who — despite being raised in a Christian household — does not subscribe to any religion at all. She explains that dichotomy in her latest offering “Praying To A God I Don’t Believe In,” which will land on producer Ira Antelis’ forthcoming compilation Gone But Not // Duality. The project, which is slated to be released in March 2016, will also feature music from fellow Windy City musicians Saba, Joey Purp and other Save Money members. Nikki’s single is a raw and honest testament to her fading belief in God, the doubt that many of us feel, and the conflict religion creates within.