Jun 20 19

Nilüfer Yanya Shares New Video For “Paradise”

“Best albums of 2019 so far” Lists
– Billboard, The Guardian, The Independent, Stereogum, Esquire and Exclaim!
“The rapturous debut from the British singer-songwriter takes adventurous pop-rock crucibles to new heights with her illusory songwriting and stunning voice.” -Pitchfork (8.3, Best New Music)
“Her voice is the center of the galaxy” -Wall Street Journal
“Bona fide indie anthems” -The Guardian
“On her debut album, Miss Universe, Yanya has pulled one more trick from her sleeve: crafting an entire world unto herself.” -NPR (First Listen)
“Yanya oozes starpower” -MTV


Nilüfer Yanya has today unveiled the video for “Paradise” – drawn from her critically lauded debut album Miss Universe, which came out in March, packed with stellar singles and powerful songwriting. ‘Paradise’ was filmed on location in Istanbul earlier this year while Yanya was performing in her father’s hometown as part of a sold-out Turkish, U.K. and European headline tour. Produced and directed by Yanya’s older sister Molly Daniel with camerawork and editing by Patrick Chamberlain, the “Paradise” video pays homage to Yanya’s heritage, while her lyrics question whether paradise is a place or a feeling.


Watch the official video for “Paradise” below
Largely recorded in the same remote English studio she used to jam in with her uncle Joe, a former musician himself, Miss Universe features co-productions with both her former school guitar teacher The Invisible’s Dave Okumu and her live bandmates Jazzi Bobbi and Luke Bower, as well as producers John Congleton, Oli Barton-Wood, Will Archer and M.T. Hadley. Inventive, expressive and rapturous, the album has seen Yanya deservedly hailed as a true original and a vitally important new voice in indie-rock.


Yanya will embark on another run of festivals across Europe, including Glastonbury later in June, before heading to North America for a run of shows in July including sold-out shows at NYC’s Music Hall Of Williamsburg and Chicago’s Sleeping Village. She will also appear at Newport Folk Festival, XPONential Festival and Celebrate Brooklyn! on this run. Dates can be seen below and tickets for all Nilüfer Yanya shows are available HERE.


See Nilüfer Yanya on tour in 2019:
June 27-30 – Glastonbury Festival, United Kingdom
July 7 – Ruisrock Festival, Finland
July 19-21 – Melt! Festival, Germany
July 18-21 – Latitude Festival, United Kingdom
July 23 – New York, NY @ Rough Trade [SOLD OUT]
July 24 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
July 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Celebrate Brooklyn Prospect Park
July 26 – Xponential Festival, New Jersey
July 27 – Newport Folk Festival, Rhode Island
July 30 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
July 31 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village [SOLD OUT]
August 2 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
August 3 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
August 4 – Osheaga Festival, Montreal
August 8-12 – Belle & Sebastian Boaty Weekender
August 15-18 – Pukkelpop Festival, Belgium
August 15-18 – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, Wales
August 24 – Future Yard Festival, Birkenhead Town Hall
August 25 – This Must Be The Place Festival, Headrow House, Leeds
September 21 – Dublin, IE @ Workmans
September 27 – Vancouver, CAN @ Fortune
September 28 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
September 29 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
October 1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
October 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
October 6 – Austin City Limits Festival, Texas
October 22 – Aahus, Denmark @ Atlas
October 23 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
October 24 – Hamburg, GE @ Bahnhof Pauli
October 25 – Under Your Skin Festival, Utrecht
October 27 – Berlin, GE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
October 29 – Gent, Belgium @ Turbinzall de Centrale
October 30 – Cologne, GE @ Luxor
November 17 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
November 24 – Madrid, Spain @ Sala El Solo
November 25 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz