A divorce from a relationship of 12 years urged NEEKOH to take a break of his celebrity status in Finland to re-create himself. The conclusion of the hiatus was that only way going forward is being brutally honest and personal in his songwriting. Meanwhile, falling in love encouraged him to move to the other side of the world. After moving to New Zealand, the Finnish artist NEEKOH, one-name performance moniker of Niko Helenius, decided to write about the break-up and a new-found love. The upcoming EP ‘Dark Light’ about love, sex and heartache is set to be released early 2021. He has come a long way musically as well as geographically since Finland's Pop Idol finalist 2014.
Prior moving to NZ, NEEKOH released his debut single Bigger Better Stronger Faster in English and Finnish with music videos for both versions at the same time. Both music videos was shot in Los Angeles, US and was directed by Hector Abaunza, who has worked with Grammy nominated artists like James T. Slater.