Nilüfer Yanya Shares New Single “midnight sun”

Nilüfer Yanya Shares New Single "midnight sun." The track is off the singer/songwriter's forthcoming release Painless, out March 4, 2022
Nilüfer Yanya Shares New Single "midnight sun"

Nilüfer Yanya shares “midnight sun,” the second song from her upcoming album PAINLESS due out March 4th via ATO Records. The song’s visualizer was directed by Molly Daniel depicting Nilüfer in front of a towering cityscape donning light pink wings. “midnight sun” arrives on the heels of Nilüfer’s 2022 North American and European tour announcement.

Nilüfer Yanya on “midnight sun:”

“It’s a song about recognizing what it feels like to be pushed down but wanting to resist. I really like the imagery of ‘midnight sun’ as a lyric as it insinuates a light guiding you through darkness. The wings carry their own symbolism – freedom, lightness, flight, fantasy. If I could pick what people saw & heard it would be seeing the beauty of confrontation and the necessity of rebellion.”

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). Painless 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.

“PAINLESS is 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
2022 Tour Dates

03/10 – Glasgow, UK @ St Lukes
03/12 – Dublin, IE @ Whelans
03/14 – Manchester, UK @ Band On The Wall
03/15 – Bristol, UK @ Trinity
03/16 – London, UK @ Brixton Electric
03/20 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo
03/22 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
03/23 – Munich, DE @ Ampere
03/24 – Vienna, AT @ Grelle Forelle
03/26 – Berlin, DE @ Säälchen
03/27 – Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher
03/28 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
03/30 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique Orangerie
4/16 & 4/23 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
04/26 – Austin, TX @ Antones
04/28 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East
04/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
04/30 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
05/01 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
05/03 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
05/04 – Philadelphia ,PA @ Underground Arts
05/06 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
05/07 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
05/09 – Montreal, QUE @ L’Astral
05/10 – Toronto, ONT @ The Axis Club
05/12 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
05/13 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
05/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
05/17 – Boulder, CO @ The Fox Theatre
05/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Commonwealth
05/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune
05/21 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
05/22 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
06/11 – Copenhagen, DK @ Syd For Solen Festival
08/11-13 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West Festival

Purchase tickets HERE