Nina Nesbitt’s recent tracks ‘The Best You Had’ and ‘The Moments I’m Missing’ demonstrate a huge leap forward from her Top 15 debut album ‘Peroxide’. Demonstrating a command of modernist pop and R&B-tinged sounds which she blends with her own confessional songwriting, they’ve both been embraced by fans including Hollywood royalty in the shape of Chloë Grace Moretz and Taylor Swift, who included ‘The Best You Had’ on her ‘favourite tracks’ Spotify and Apple playlists. Under a new deal with Cooking Vinyl, these two tracks alone count for over 30 million of her 90 million streams to date.
Now Nina Nesbitt builds on that upward trajectory after sharing her new track ‘Somebody Special’, which was Beats1 World First on Zane Lowe’s show and had over 1 million Spotify streams in just over a week after its launch. Written in Nashville with Dan Muckala, ‘Somebody Special’ is a love song with a twist – it’s about a relationship which inspires someone to rediscover their own self-worth and potential. It sounds like a global smash: all slowly percolating verses, taut rhythmic grooves and a chorus you want to live inside. Nina co-wrote the script for the video and added her own further twist on the lyrics in the video.
“I think everyone wants to feel good about themselves”, Nina explains “but when you’re with somebody that is emotionally abusive it can really wear you down, so I wanted to show that moment where she realises that she deserves more and finally takes control of the situation”.
Watch the Official Video for Somebody Special below:
Having grown-up in a small village just outside Edinburgh, Nina Nesbitt enjoyed a whirlwind of success with the ‘Peroxide’ album, but she was soon ready to move on. An organic evolution, her 2016 track ‘Chewing Gum’ was the sound of her breaking out of her comfort zone and indulging fully her love of pop. Her desire to challenge herself continued with the low-key ‘Life in Colour’ EP which found Nina writing emotional and sometimes dark stories that were inspired by experiences which fans had sent to her.
Still only 23-years-old, Nina Nesbitt has found a way to make it work for her in an industry that often doesn’t give you the time to settle into the artist you want to be. Rather than rush into making another album for the sake of it, she waited for the inspiration to strike and let it slowly take shape organically. What she excels at is being an artist, but one that’s fully in control – the very best kind.
Nina also announced a new UK Tour in May, which includes a headline date at London’s Heaven on 15th May. Tickets can be purchased from ninanesbittmusic.com/
“She has quickly become recognizable for her magnetic sound, which blends pop and RnB.” – PAPER Magazine
“Taking it back to what she knows best with perhaps her most baring work to date.” – tmrw
The live dates:
14th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
15th – London, Heaven
16th – Birmingham, O2 Institute 3
17th / 18th – Brighton, The Great Escape
19th – Manchester, Club Academy
20th – Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
22nd – Edinburgh, The Liquid Room
23rd – Newcastle, O2 Academy 2