Lavishing our ears with an iridescent album ‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change’ that will bound to make your heart full, Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt will make her debut appearance at AIA’s Glow Festival next month.
This is Nesbitt’s second studio album which was released in February 2019. The album includes ‘Last December’ (a favourite of many), as well as titular and sunburst-like track ‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change’. AsiaLive365 recently had the chance to catch up with the Nesbitt and this is what she has to say about her album and her visit to Singapore next month!
Vanessa here from AsiaLive365. Welcome to Singapore and we hope that you’ll have a lovely time here.
Is this your first time in Singapore? Is there a must do or must eat thing on your itinerary of our sunny island?
Nina: It is my first time in Singapore and i’m so excited to see it all! I have wanted to visit for a long time and I absolutely love everything I know about Asia. I’d love to get some recommendations from fans about what to do but i’m definitely interested in the food, I’ve heard great things.
Speaking of sunny, ‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change’ is such an iridescent and heartfelt album. Sonically, its incandescence and stories are really beautiful. For instance, the titular track has so much positivity while Things I Say When You Sleep’ feels like a love poem or (“coup de foudre”) lightning strike to the heart.
Tell us, what inspired such sounds and lyrical sunburst?
Nina: I wanted to make an album that felt like an open diary of someone in their early 20s. I personally love albums that tell me who a person is and where they’re from, so that’s something I set out to do. I’d say it’s a blend of pop choruses and storytelling lyrics. I love pop, R&B and acoustic so I tried to blend all that in.
‘Last December’ is probably my favourite track off the album. Its relatable ambience and sonorous colours reminds me of being in love. In fact, at this moment, hearing it, I am actually both in love, and in love with the song. Thank you for that!
If you could pick a favourite song from the album, what would it be and why?
Nina: Ah thank you! It seems to be a fan favourite for sure. My favourite would probably be The Best You Had because it’s a song that’s brought so many cool things into my life. It’s had over 50 million streams now which is mind-blowing, to me. I think it’s also a song that shows off my falsetto which a lot of people say they weren’t aware I had before. It’s taught me a lot about how to show off my own style of singing.
I am sure that as an artiste, inspiration, chords and tunes comes at you at all angles and sometimes when you least expect it. Where would you say was the strangest or most unique place that you’ve ever penned down a song at?
Nina: I wrote the title track of the album (the sun will come up, the seasons will change) on a bus in west London and then finished it off by the pool at my gym! The most random places. I feel really creative by water and I don’t know why. Maybe because I’m a Cancerian!
Anything you’d like to say to your fans in Asia right now, or any words of inspiration you’d like to part this interview with?
Nina: I’d love to thank them for their online support and express how happy I am to be visiting Singapore. I’m a big fan of K pop and would love to visit both Korea & Japan. I love BTS and Blackpink. There are so many amazing bands right now and it’s taught me so much about pop music in Asia.
Thank you Nina, and see you on May 25th!
The AIA Glow Festival will take place at Sentosa on May 25th 2019, from 7am-11pm. Themed as the Ultimate Festival to Unwind, the festival will include a whole day of programmes from Yoga to a 5K Charity Fun Run, to Music from artists such as Rudimental, Nina Nesbitt, Lost Frequencies and The Sam Willows. There will also be a Feast – where festival-goers can experience a healthy take on festival food.
More info can be found at Glow Festival
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