Nina Nesbitt reissues her second studio album in expanded form as “The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change and The Flowers Will Fall”.
The eagerly awaited second album from Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt has arrived! “The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change” is out today through Cooking Vinyl. Having obtained over 160 million streams between singles since signing her new deal with Cooking Vinyl and peaking at over 10 million monthly Spotify listeners, the new album shows Nina at her lyrical and musical best.
Today, Nina also shares the incredible beautifully shot video for her new single – the song which was put on hold for Rihanna – “Is It Really Me You’re Missing?”. Directed by Debbie Scanlon and filmed in frozen Eidsvoll, Norway, the video is Nina’s best yet, telling the dark fairytale of a woman who waits for a man who never comes. When she realises that she could be anyone to him, she cuts off her long hair and is reborn as the Pink Lotus.
The Nina of 2019 is not the Nina of 2013, in her own words “I’ve grown up”. The album has been three years in the making and bears no hint of compromise as Nina demonstrates her unique talent for acute lyrical observations and ear-worm melodies. Heralding a musical change of direction from Nina with more obvious pop influences, the album is a scintillating journey through a whole range of genres and moods. Album highlights include the multi-layered, story-telling “The Moments I’m Missing” which was written and produced in Nina’s bedroom; the R&B tinged “The Best You Had” which was embraced by Hollywood royalty in the shape of Chloë Grace Moretz and Taylor Swift; and “Somebody Special”, a love song with a twist which has had over 30 million streams on Spotify alone. Further highlights are pop classics like the Radio 1 and 2 playlisted single “Loyal To Me“, plus empowering tracks like the stand out “Empire”.
The album features production from Lostboy (Anne-Marie), Fraser T Smith (Adele, Drake, Gorillaz, Florence and the Machine), Jordan Riley (Macklemore, Zara Larsson) and Nina herself. “I’m so proud of this album”, she says. “This is the album I always wanted to make on my own terms. It’s an honest account of somebody in their early ’20s, giving a real window into their often ever-changing life”. It’s been non-stop for Nina since signing to Cooking Vinyl, including a tour of the US with Jake Bugg, a UK tour with Lewis Capaldi, another sold-out UK headline tour, and winning the Evolution Award at the SSE Scottish Music Awards. She was also asked to collaborate with emerging female artists Sasha Sloan and Charlotte Lawrence on a new track “Psychopath” for the launch of Spotify’s Louder Together – Nina being the only UK artist to take part.
Nina’s reach globally has also been illustrated by the reports of both Spotify and Apple promoting her single in New York’s Times Square on huge billboards and the fact her writing credits now include The Shires, Jessie Ware, Matoma, Olivia Holt, Jonas Blue and more. On top of all of this, Nina has also featured on tracks with other artists, notably “Somebody” with Sigala & HRVY, plus a collaboration with Jonas Blue, demonstrating how far she has come as an artist and writer. In a music industry that often doesn’t give you second chances, or time to settle into the artist you want to be, “The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change” shows that Nina’s hard work has been rewarded. Her 2019 is only going to get even bigger and better.