“anotherlife” By Nilüfer Yanya

Nilüfer Yanya has shared a new song/video “anotherlife” off her forthcoming Painless, available March 4, 2022 via ATO Records. “At the core of the song it’s just about being OK with things and accepting that this is where you are at. However, the ‘I’ll do anything’ line hints at a desperation of wanting to let that be known.” Directed by her sister Molly Daniel, visuals for ‘anotherlife’ see Nilüfer on holiday in Sri Lanka wearing beautiful garments in a prismatic and lush location in the sun and moonlight, says Nilüfer Yanya.

The album, is the follow-up to Yanya’s 2019 debut album Miss Universe. The multi-artist also re-released her early EPs on vinylfor the first time this year on the record Inside Out. The release is a fundraiser for Artists in Transit, a collaborative not for profit group she founded with her sister Molly that delivers art workshops to displaced people and communities in times of hardship.

As the daughter of two visual artists (her Irish-Barbadian mother is a textile designer and her Turkish-born father’s work is exhibited at the British Museum) creativity was always destined for Nilüfer Yanya’s future. Now she enters the next stage of her creative journey, Yanya is running head first into the depths of emotional vulnerability on her sophomore record Painless. The album was recorded between a basement studio in Stoke Newington and Riverfish Music in Penzance with Miss Universe collaborator and producer Wilma Archer, DEEK Recordings founder Bullion, Big Thief producer Andrew Sarlo, and musician Jazzi Bobbi.

Where Miss Universe stretched musical boundaries to include a litany of styles from smooth jazz melodies to radio ready pop, PAINLESS takes a more direct sonic approach. By narrowing down her previously broad palette to a handful of robust ideas that revolve around melancholy harmonies and looped industrial beats to mimic the insular focus of the lyrics, Yanya has smoothed out the idiosyncrasies of previous releases without losing what is essential to her.

Painless id a record about emotion,” Yanya explains. “I think it’s more open about that in a way that Miss Universe wasn’t because there’s so many cloaks and sleeves with the concept I built around it.” She adds, summing up the ethos of the new album, “I’m not as scared to admit my feelings.”

Nilüfer Yanya
Painless
ATO Records
Track List

1. the dealer
2. L:R
3. shameless
4. stabilise
5. chase me
6. midnight sun
7. trouble
8. try
9. company
10. belong with you
11. the mystic
12. anotherlife

Nilüfer Yanya Tour Dates 2022:

Mar 10 | St Luke’s, Glasgow UK
Mar 12 | Whelans, Dublin IE
Mar 14 | Band On The Wall, Manchester UK
Mar 15 | Trinity, Bristol UK
Mar 16 | Electric Brixton, London UK
Mar 20 | Trabendo, Paris FR
Mar 22 | Bogen F, Zurich CH
Mar 23 | Ampere, Munich DE
Mar 24 | Grelle Forelle, Vienna AT
Mar 26 | Säälchen, Berlin DE
Mar 27 | Nochtspeicher, Hamburg DE
Mar 28 | Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam NL
Mar 30 | Botanique Orangerie, Brussels BE
Apr 15-24 | Coachella Festival, CA
Apr 20 | August Hall, San Francisco, CA
Apr 26 | Antone’s, Austin TX
Apr 28 | Basement East, Nashville TN
Apr 29 | Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA
Apr 30 | Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
May 1 | Grey Eagle, Asheville NC
May 3 | Black Cat, Washington DC
May 4 | Underground Arts, Philadelphia PA
May 6 | The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
May 7 | Webster Hall, New York NY
May 9 | L’Astral, Montreal QUE
May 10 | The Axis Club, Toronto ONT
May 12 | El Club, Detroit MI
May 13 | Thalia Hall, Chicago IL
May 14 | Fine Line, Minneapolis MN
May 17 | The Fox Theatre, Boulder CO
May 18 | Commonwealth, Salt Lake City UT
May 20 | Fortune, Vancouver BC
May 21 | Crocodile, Seattle WA
May 22 | Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
Jun 11 | Syd For Solen Festival, Copenhagen DK
Aug 11 – 13 | Way Out West Festival, Gothenburg SE

Pre-order Painless by Nilüfer Yanya HERE