Happy Friday! I'm back with another great new song for you to check out! 23-year-old Nilüfer Yanya is from London. She started writing songs in her head at age six. After initially beginning on classical piano she fell in love with electric guitar at age 12.
By 2014 she had uploaded her first songs to Soundcloud and followed that with three EP’s. She’s opened for The XX, Interpol, and Broken Social Scene. She calls her very first live performance equal parts terrifying and exhilarating. Her music includes elements of indie rock, soul, jazz, and trip hop.
I first heard Nilüfer Yanya on Australian radio in late 2017 and I would have seen her opening for Sharon Van Etten at Royale in Boston in February, but the subway was really messed-up that day and I got there after she finished her set. Next time for sure!
“Miss Universe” is the debut full-length album from Nilüfer Yanya. It came out at the end of last month on ATO Records and I’m going with a song called, “Baby Blu.” It’s just been added to the Knock Knock: New Music playlist. Happy listening! -Kristen
RELEASE DATE: 3/22/2019
LABEL: ATO Records