“Nina Nesbitt has profoundly demonstrated her knack at penning emotive, and sonically layered numbers that range from classic-pop to piano-ballad cuts.” 8/10, The Line of Best Fit
“Balances catchy pop with reflections on a young woman’s navigation through society and the music business.” – The Guardian
“The strongest songs here show what’s possible when an artist is given time to find their voice.” – The Telegraph
“The Scottish singer’s ascent to stardom might be gradual, but it seems undeniable.” – 4/5, The Sun
“A purposeful step from an artist who’s confidently building a career of quality.” – Record Collector
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Nina Nesbitt’s ‘Älskar’ album continued the momentum that she established with 2019’s ‘The Sun Will Come Up…’, resulting in a fresh wave of critical acclaim, stadium shows and guest performances with Coldplay, and breaking a career landmark of a billion streams. Now Nina is set to expand upon the album’s vision by releasing its Deluxe Edition on November 11th. She launches the deluxe edition by sharing the new song ‘Need You’, which features the rising south London star Zion Foster. Listen HERE.
Nina wrote ‘Need You’ during sessions for ‘Älskar’. Stepping smoothly into the UK R&B scene, the song’s dreamy, beat-heavy atmospherics break new ground for Nina, while the soulful vocal interplay between the two artists shows that they share a natural chemistry. It was written by Nina, Jordan Riley (Ella Henderson), Steve Robson (Maisie Peters, Louis Tomlinson) and Zion Foster, and was produced by Jordan Riley and Hoskins (Khalid, PartyNextDoor).
Nina says, “‘Need You’ is one of the first songs I wrote for the album and I knew I wanted to find a way to release it. I think the melodies are some of my favourite so far. I came across Zion Foster on TikTok while looking for a feature and instantly knew his voice would be the perfect fit.”
Zion adds, “I loved working on this song with Nina. For me, ‘Need You’ is a walk through the garden of love. The sky’s lightly spitting, the flowers are dancing with the wind. It’s a mystery you‘re anxious to discover, yet serene, holding you like a baby in the moment.”
From his modest bedroom studio in south London,Zion Foster creates songs that reach millions of fans. He uses Instagram Live to make his fans part of the creative process, with Zion also mixing and mastering his homespun productions. His current album ‘Hood Love’ raised the bar following his breakthrough ‘25/8’ mixtape, leading to support from 1XTRA, Complex, GRM Daily, KISS, Link Up TV, MTV and Radio 1. He also played a sold-out headline show at the O2 Academy2 Islington.
‘Need You’ and an alternate solo version of the song are two of ten new tracks which will be added to the original ‘Älskar’ as part of the new digital Deluxe Edition. ‘Älskar: Deluxe Edition’ is available to pre-save HERE.
Nina will follow the release of the Deluxe Edition by heading out on a UK and European tour. Remaining tickets for the dates, listed below, are available HERE. The main support on the UK leg of the tour is American singer-songwriter Katelyn Tarver, and LonelyTwin (co-writer/co-producer of Nina’s ‘I Should Be A Bird’) opens on all UK dates except for Manchester, where Ruby Walvin gets the night under way.
NOVEMBER 13th – Leeds, Stylus 14th – Brighton, CHALK 15th – London, Electric Brixton 17th – Bristol, Trinity Centre 18th – Birmingham, O2 Institute 2 20th – Manchester, O2 Ritz 22nd – Glasgow, SWG3 Galvanisers 23rd – Edinburgh, The Liquid Room
NOVEMBER 26th – Stockholm, Nalen Klubb 30th – Paris, Les Etoiles Theatre
DECEMBER 1st – Amsterdam, Bitterzoet 2nd – Berlin, Prachtwerk