Nilüfer Yanya - In Your Head

Song of the Day
Hosted by John Richards
Today's song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "In Your Head" by Nilüfer Yanya, from the 2019 album Miss Universe on ATO Records.
WRITTEN BY JASMINE ALBERTSON
PHOTO BY Hollie Fernando

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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