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Nilüfer Yanya Announces Debut Album, Shares Video for New Song “In Your Head”

Miss Universe Due Out March 22 via ATO

Jan 22, 2019 Nilüfer Yanya
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Nilüfer Yanya is a promising new 23-year-old London-based singer/songwriter/guitarist. Now she has announced her debut album, Miss Universe, and shared a video for a new song from it, “In Your Head.” Miss Universe is due out March 22 via ATO. It includes “Heavyweight Champion of the Year,” which she shared back in November via a video for the track (it was one of our Songs of the Week). Check out “In Your Head” below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art, as well as her upcoming tour dates.

The “In Your Head” video was filmed in the Las Vegas desert and directed by longtime creative collaborator ENERGYFORCE.

Nilüfer had this to say about “In Your Head” in a press release: “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. Sometimes this only becomes clear in retrospect, or maybe it will never become clear. Some people may call that being paranoid. 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.”

A press release says that Miss Universe features “co-productions with both her former school guitar teacher The Invisible’s Dave Okumu and her live bandmates Jazzi Bobbi and Luke Bower, as well as producers John Congleton, Oli Barton-Wood, Will Archer and M.T. Hadley.”

Miss Universe Tracklist:

2. In Your Head
3. Paralysed
4. Angels
5. Experience?
6. Paradise
7. Baby Blu
8. Warning
9. Heat Rises
10. Melt
11. “Sparkle” GOD HELP ME
12. Safety Net
13. Tears
14. Monsters Under The Bed
15. The Unordained
16. Give Up Function
17. Heavyweight Champion of the Year

Nilüfer Yanya Tour Dates:

February 6 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club^
February 7 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer^
February 8 - Boston, MA @ Royale^
February 9 - New York City, NY @ Beacon Theatre^
February 11 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall^
February 13 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre^
February 14 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall^
February 15 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall^
February 16 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave^
February 18 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre^
February 19 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall^
February 21 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom^
February 22 - Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial^
February 23 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre^
February 25 - Sonoma, CA @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery^
February 26 - San Francisco, CA @ The Filmore^
February 28 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park^
March 1 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel^
March 28 - Istanbul, Turkey @ Babylon
April 3 - Glasgow, Scotland @ CCA
April 4 - Manchester, UK @ YES
April 5 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
April 6 - Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
April 8 - Leicester, UK @ O2 Academy Leicester University
April 9 - London, UK @ Evolutionary Arts Hackney
April 11 - Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
April 12 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla
April 13 - Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy Oxford
April 14 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
April 16 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
April 17 - Hamburg, GER @ Nochtwache
April 18 - Berlin, GER @ Kantine am Berghain
April 19 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Motel Mozaique
April 21 - Vienna, Austria @ Chelsea Club
April 22 - Munich, GER @ Ampere
April 24 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Exil
April 25 - Koln, GER @ Blue Shell
April 26 - Paris, FRA @ Le Point Ephemere
April 29 - Brussels, BEL @ Les Nuits Botanique Festival
April 30 - Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn
May 1 - Utrecht, Holland @ ACU
June 1 - Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
August 8-12 - Belle & Sebastian Boaty Weekender

^with Sharon Van Etten

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