High 5, with Nina Nesbitt

Ahead of her gig at Liquid Room on Tuesday night, AAA caught up with talented young singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt for a quick chat.

Having grown-up in Balerno, just outside Edinburgh, Nina enjoyed a whirlwind of success with pop-filled debut album Peroxide, but she was soon ready to move on.

An organic evolution, her 2016 track Chewing Gum was the sound of her breaking out of her comfort zone and indulging fully her love of pop.

Her desire to challenge herself continued with the low-key Life In Colour EP, which found Nina writing emotional and sometimes dark stories that were inspired by experiences which fans had sent to her.

Still only 23-years-old, Nina has found a way to make it work for her in an industry that often doesn’t give you the time to settle into the artist you want to be.

Rather than rush into making another album for the sake of it, she waited for the inspiration to strike and let it slowly take shape organically. What she excels at is being an artist, but one that’s fully in control – the very best kind.

Nina’s recent tracks, Somebody Special, The Best You Had and The Moments I’m Missing – released through Cooking Vinyl – demonstrate a huge leap forward from her Top 15 debut album Peroxide.

Nina Nesbitt, Liquid Room, Victoria Street, Tuesday (22 Nov), doors 7pm, £13.75, 0131-225 2564




Favourite Film 

Pretty Woman. I’m obsessed with everything Julia Roberts does. She’s my favourite actress.




Favourite Single 

Probably You Oughta Know by Alanis Morissette. That whole album has really inspired the way I write. I love how fearless the lyric is.




Favourite Album

I have so many but one that I discovered this week is Voicenotes by Charlie Puth. It’s full of perfectly crafted pop songs.




Favourite Gig 

I’ve seen so many amazing gigs but I recently saw Kehlani who I thought was great live. Such strong vocals.




Favourite Book 

Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur. Such beautiful poems about love, heartbreak, and being female.

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