Nilüfer Yanya plays first-ever US shows next week – listen to “Baby Luv” remix now!
Nilüfer Yanya, London’s 22-year-old “effortlessly smooth new soul star” (The FADER) is out today with the ALASKALASKA remix of her “Best New Track” (Pitchfork) current single “Baby Luv.” With a bass-heavy, psychedelic groove pulsing through in place of the sparse, Pixies-by-way-of-Jeff-Buckley guitar chords of the original “Baby Luv,” the remix proves Nilüfer’s boundless range and “her status as one of the most promising new artists of the year” (Pitchfork).
The original “Baby Luv” has been hailed as “enchanting in its plaintive simplicity” by Stereogum, and “lush and addictive, with all the organic pop pep of 90s anthems,” by The Line of Best Fit. The track is transformed into a seductive and trance-like banger on the remix by the eclectic London six-piece, and Billboard called it “hypnotic.” Listen to it HERE and stream or download the original “Baby Luv” HERE.
“Baby Luv” is Nilüfer’s first release on ATO Records — learn more about Nilüfer here, and stream or download the track here. Nilüfer will also travel to the U.S. for her first North American shows at New York’s Mercury Lounge (November 14th) and Los Angeles’ Masonic Lodge at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery (November 16th).
Watch her video for the “sparse and arresting” track “Baby Luv” via The FADER:
“With Jeff Buckley and Nina Simone running through the veins of her songwriting, she uses her low, deadpan vocal and minimalist guitar to tell a deeply relatable story.” – The FADER
“A mesmerizing singer, with a haunting voice that suggests not only wisdom but also pain well beyond her years, as well as a killer ear for melody.” – NYLON
“BEST NEW TRACK…This is new music, post-post-punk, with some new wave guitar shimmer, the vocal cadence of snotty young rappers, and hints of jazz wafting.” Pitchfork
“Her voice and lyrics are all that’s needed to grab your attention and not let go.” – Pigeons & Planes
Emerging in 2016 with her debut EP ‘Small Crimes,’ Nilüfer Yanya has gone on to establish herself as one of the most promising British songwriters and guitarists of her generation. Nilüfer’s 2017 follow up EP, ‘Plant Feed,’ proved her breakthrough moment with Pitchfork crowning her a ‘Rising’ artist, MistaJam selecting her as a ‘New Name’ on BBC Radio 1 and Broken Social Scene and The XX all handpicking her to perform as support at their headline dates.
Watch the video for “Golden Cage,” which Pitchfork previously said “is the kind of song you love to sing, sure, but it’s as much the kind of song you want to be”:
Outside of her solo work, Nilüfer also runs a charitable organization, Artists In Transit, along with her sister Molly Daniel — who also co-directs Nilüfer’s stunning DIY videos with her boyfriend Patrick Chamberlain. Artists In Transit aims to assist displaced people entering Europe through arts and music lessons and is funded in part by a zine, My Friend, created by the sisters.
Supported extensively by Pitchfork (”Golden Cage’, Best New Track’ and ‘Rising’), The FADER, i-D (‘Class of 2017’), Pigeons and Planes, The Line Of Best Fit (‘Ones To Watch 2017’), NME, DIY (‘The Big Neu Thing’), The Sunday Times (‘Breaking Act’), The Observer (‘One To Watch’) and a host of BBC tastemaker DJs including Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Matt Wilkinson, Nilüfer has confirmed herself as a singular, exceptional, and in-demand new talent.