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FRESH: ‘Loyal To Me’ – Nina Nesbitt

Scottish singer Nina Nesbitt returns with her new single “Loyal To Me”

Fresh from a UK headline tour, which included a sold-out London’s Heaven and now with over 100 million streams across streaming platforms, Nina Nesbitt releases the video to her new single “Loyal To Me” today through Cooking Vinyl. Since the end of last year, Nina’s been making waves across the globe, following the release of the first multi-artist collaboration for a Spotify single and being embraced by new fans including Hollywood royalty in the shape of Chloë Grace Moretz and Taylor Swift.

Nina recently finished touring the US with Jake Bugg and revealed new track “Psychopath” for the launch of Spotify’s Louder Together, a program bringing artists together to collaborate on an original Spotify Singles song in the spirit of community, empowerment and inspiration – Nina being the only UK artist asked to take part. Coinciding with Women’s History Month, Louder Together’s debut single, “Psychopath” partnered emerging female artists, Sasha Sloan, Nina Nesbitt and Charlotte Lawrence, who came together for the first time to create and record an original Spotify Singles song.

Now Nina Nesbitt builds on that upward trajectory sharing her new track “Loyal To Me”, produced by Fraser T Smith (Stormzy/Adele/Drake/Florence and the Machine). This is accompanied by the video which finds Nina performing hiplet, a style of dance that fuses hip hop and ballet and sees Nina performing en pointe for most of the video.

Nina explains, “I worked closely with Debbie Scanlon (Director) on this video – we both agreed I needed to come out my comfort zone for this video! Apart from a few ballet exercises when I was a gymnast, dance is something I’ve NEVER done (probably for a good reason) but something I’ve always admired in pop divas growing up. I thought this was the perfect moment to try it. Ballet is something that is beautiful and feminine but also painful and extremely difficult. I like how double sided it is – it can look vulnerable but still be one of the toughest things out there. “Loyal To Me” is about girls talking to girls, giving advice and it has a sort of throwback vibe to it. I felt like the video related to the song in terms of having the beautiful moments in a relationship but also the pain of someone cheating.”

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 has played many of the summer festivals including Barn on The Farm, Cornbury and TRNMST. She is preparing to play RiZE and two of the Skyline Series in August, before a headline date at London’s Omeara on  26th September for Nordoff Robbins.  Nina then embarks on a tour of Europe with Lewis Capaldi until December.

Nina is on tour this Autumn. You can book tickets by clicking this link;
August
24th – Skyline Series, Bristol
25th – Skyline Series, Birmingham
September
26th – Omeara, London (Nordoff Robbins)
October (with Lewis Capaldi)
30th – 02 Academy, Bournemouth
31st – Concorde 2, Brighton
November (with Lewis Capaldi)
2nd – Junction, Cambridge
3rd – 02 Institute, Birmingham
4th – SWX, Bristol
6th – Albert Hall, Manchester
7th – o2 Academy, Leeds
9th – University Students Union, Newcastle
11th – Barrowland, Glasgow SOLD OUT
13th – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
December (with Lewis Capaldi)
6th – Limelight, Belfast
7th – The Helix,Dublin
8th – Ironworks, Inverness

Catch up with Nina via her WEBSITE and her FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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