Nina Nesbitt to return with a new EP
TMF favourite, Nina Nesbitt is to return with a new EP on 5th February. While her previous album Peroxide was written while she was still a teenager, the new EP, Modern Love, promises a more grown up sound.
After two years away from the spotlight, half Scottish, half Swedish Nina Nesbitt returns with the ‘Modern Love’ EP. Released on 5th February on Island Records, it is a departure from the music a teenage Nina wrote for her 2014 album ‘Peroxide’, and introduces us to a blossomed, whip-smart 21-year-old.
Upon its release in February 2014, ‘Peroxide’ hit the mid weeks at No.1, charting at No.11 in the UK and No.1 in Scotland. Top 40 singles ‘Stay Out’ and ‘Way In The World’ were both playlisted by Radio 1 and helped take Nina’s total combined YouTube and VEVO views to over 30 million.
Nina has spent the last two years growing from a youthful singer-songwriter into a bona-fide pop star. She returns with a collection of songs that she feels truly reflect who she is. Released on 5th February, the ‘Modern Love’ EP, “represents a new state of mind, a new person and a new life,” Nina says. “It's a big departure from the 17-year-old girl with an acoustic guitar but it feels like the most honest music I've written. I've been left alone to do whatever I want without anyone breathing down my neck saying, “that's not you,” or trying to water it down. I've spent the past two years living with friends in London and sonically documenting it.” Lead single ‘Chewing Gum’ will be revealed in the new year.
Nina’s rise has been remarkable. Since signing with Island Records in 2012, she has sold out four UK headline tours, performed at the biggest UK festivals, including Glastonbury, T in the Park and V Festival, toured Europe and played shows in New York, LA, Austin and Hong Kong. Recently shot by esteemed Vogue photographer Damon Baker, she has been a muse to AEO jeans and Calvin Klein’s social media ambassador (CK personally chose to cover a global event in Hong Kong with Justin Bieber). She was also recently selected to represent the Young Voice at The Women In The World summit with Tina brown alongside Cara Delevigne, Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep.
Nina, who co-produced her debut album with Jake Gosling (Paloma Faith, Ed Sheeran, One Direction), while working very closely with Iain Archer (Jake Bugg) now has her own home studio set-up. “It's called Niightwatch studios,” she says, “because I usually start around midnight, when everything is quiet.” She takes production credit for EP track ‘Masquerade’. Other credits go to Dan Lancaster (Bring Me The Horizon) for ‘Chewing Gum’ and Fred Ball (Rihanna) for ‘Take You To Heaven’.
Things aren’t going to be quiet for long and as Nina’s fanatical following looks set to mushroom by several more million, she is about to embark on what will be her most exciting year yet.
Following recent support slots with Ella Eyre and John Newman this year, she will be playing three warm-up headline shows in January in London, Manchester and Glasgow. Details below.
26th Jan Bush Hall London
27th Jan Deaf Institute Manchester
28th Jan King Tuts Glasgow
Why not catch up with Nina Nesbitt's previous album Peroxide in anticipation of the new release...
Photo Credit: Damon Barker
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