Nilüfer Yanya is releasing her debut album, Miss Universe on March 22 via ATO. The lead single from the project and our Song of the Day, “In Your Head,” is a near-viral sensation that has blown up since its release last month. Yanya says this about the song:
“Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me and I get trapped. There’s the things I need disguised as things I think I only want, things I think I’m choosing out of choice not necessity... I think that’s what I wrote the song about, but what’s interesting to me, and what I think I was trying to get at, is the illusion of freedom.”
Miss Universe features co-production from her former school guitar teacher, the Invisible’s Dave Okumu, as well as producers John Congleton, Oli Barton-Wood, Will Archer, M.T. Hadley, and her live bandmates Jazzi Bobbi and Luke Bower. Yanya is currently touring North America with Sharon Van Etten and they’ll make a stop in Seattle this Saturday, February 23 to play the Neptune Theatre.
Watch the video for “In Your Head,” directed by Yanya’s longtime creative collaborator ENERGYFORCE, below.
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