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.
Today's song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "Fantasma Vaga" by Helado Negro, from the 2019 album This Is How You Smile on RVNG Intl
Today's song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is "Grains of Salt" by Tacocat, from the 2019 album This Mess is a Place on Sub Pop.
Today's song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is "Younger" by The Mountain Goats, from the 2019 album In League With Dragons on Merge Records.