Friday, September 02, 2022

Nina Nesbitt Leads a Triumphant, Kaleidoscopic Tour of a Relationship on ‘Colours of You’

Few singer-songwriters have proved as resilient and consistent as Nina Nesbitt

From her 2014 debut album ‘Peroxide’ to her sophomore effort ‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change’ and collaborations with artists like Jessie Ware, Gabrielle Aplin, John Gibbons, and Teamwork, Nesbitt has shown a talent and ability across a diverse range of musical projects. 

This has only continued with her new track ‘Colours of You’, which was released August 23rd. The track precedes her upcoming third album ‘Älskar’, expected in September and with a title which translates to ‘love’. 

The new single traces Nesbitt’s feelings about a blossoming relationship with her signature eye for minute detail. Recalling elements of some of her best songs, such as ‘Last December’ from her second album, Nesbitt explores specific experiences she has shared with the person she is singing about.

Nesbitt expertly mixes nostalgia and art in the song’s lyrics, and the instrumental echoes this as well. It calls forth the feeling of being comfortable with another person to the point of being able to exist together in complete silence and do nothing.

The song’s accompanying music video follows Nesbitt exploring London, going to the places mentioned in the song’s lyrics. 

The camera switches from a clear, bright outlook, to a grainy, almost sepia-toned effect as Nesbitt reminisces on the good times she sings about. It feels almost like a home video that the person she sings about is filming, echoing the song’s nostalgic feel. She particularly wanders the areas surrounding Hyde Park, which she compares her lover to in the song’s lyrics, “You’re Hyde Park gate on the first day you met me”. With shots of Tube stations, black cabs, a corner shop, and various areas in the capital, the video feels as much a love letter to London as it is to the person she sings about.

Colours of You‘ yet again proves Nesbitt is among the best at bittersweet nostalgia in the modern music game.


Finn O’Callaghan-Doyle



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