Nina Nesbitt is set to take her continuing rising star status to the next level with the news that she will release her eagerly anticipated new album ‘Älskar’ on September 2nd. Nina today launches the album alongside the new single ‘Pressure Makes Diamonds’ as well as its official video. Listen HERE. Watch HERE.
Made in the show of the introspection, loss and fear of lockdown, ‘Älskar’ celebrates life in all of its complexities as well as love in every form imaginable. As we’ve heard from its previous singles ‘Dinner Table’ and ‘When You Lose Someone’, ‘Älskar’ (meaning “to love” in Swedish, a reflection of Nina’s half-Swedish
Nina says, “Making this album was a completely different experience to anything I’ve made before, although a lot of the music was created remotely, I feel that I’ve processed so much and learnt a lot about the relationships in my life during the last few years. I wanted to capture all types of love in their raw forms, whether it be romantic, heartbreak, friendship, coming of age, familial or self love.”
The new single ‘Pressure Makes Diamonds’ is one of the album’s brightest moments, all refined alt-pop sparkle and alluring effervescent melodies which are capped by Nina’s quick-flowing freestyle vocal. It’s a song of contrasts. Its sound is immediately catchy and fun, but it expresses a powerful message: the stereotypical expectations that so many young women are expected to conform to as they reach their mid-twenties. Nina wrote the song with its producers Jack & Coke (Charli XCX, Tove Lo) and the Swedish artist SHY Martin. It was then mixed by the award-winning Manon Grandjean (Stormzy, Dave).
Nina adds, “I wrote ‘Pressure Makes Diamonds’ about trying to navigate my way through the societal pressures I started to feel as a woman in my mid-twenties.”
In addition to the singles, ‘Älskar’ introduces highlights at every turn. The early landmark moment ‘Teenage Chemistry’ celebrates Nina’s
‘Älskar’ is now available to pre-save or pre-order HERE. Fans who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of ‘Pressure Makes Diamonds’, ‘Dinner Table’ and ‘When You Lose Someone’. The album will be available to download, stream and buy physically on CD, LP and Tape. There will also be exclusive signed and colour Vinyl LP formats and a CD Deluxe Edition.
Nina can now confirm details of her first UK tour in three years alongside an EU tour. Fans who pre-order ‘Älskar’ from the Official Store will receive access to a pre-sale for tour tickets for either the UK or EU tour, which opens at 9am UK time on Thursday, June 9th. Tickets will then go on general sale from 9am UK time on Friday, June 17th.
Nina is also now confirmed to play two huge stadium shows as guest to Coldplay at Glasgow’s Hampden Park on August 23rd and 24th. The Coldplay shows follow her previously announced festival sets at the Isle of Wight and Glasgow’s TRNSMT.