Nina Nesbitt - Stay Out EP
We do hate to brag, but we did tell you so. TMF Tip for 2013 Nina Nesbitt looks firmly set for Big Things. 'Stay Out' has sped its way through Radio 1's playlists since its release and clocked up over 1m hits on YouTube, while March saw Nesbitt play her biggest shows to date and her first live TV performance. The arrival of this latest finely balanced and exceptional four-track EP confirms that she more than has the talent to succeed... and deservedly so.
Kicking off with the wonderfully jaunty title track, the EP takes a turn for the heartfelt with 'Just Before Goodbye', showcasing Nesbitt's keenly observed and emotive storytelling - "Just before goodbye, you had a chance to change you mind / Just before you lied, saying you gave this your best try". It's revisited in the sensational closer 'Statues' where, with mainly just a piano for company, Nesbitt devastates in the best possible way with a fabulous vocal performance, fragile yet strong. Yet the EP isn't a downer thanks to the preceding hip hop-tinged 'No Interest', all pop culture references and vocal harmonies, which combined with the sharp hooks of the title track, gives the EP equal shades of light and dark. All shades though are excellent and if Nina Nesbitt can make this much of an impression with four tracks, imagine what she can do with a full-length.