Nilüfer Yanya shares new song and video “Heavyweight Champion Of The Year”

Nilüfer Yanya‘s “Heavyweight Champion Of The Year” is out on ATO Records/[PIAS].

London’s 23-year-old artist Nilüfer Yanya has just unveiled “Heavyweight Champion Of The Year”, her second song of 2018. Like on her previous offering, the excellent “Thanks 4 Nothing“, she is singing about love with a good dose of bitterness and nonchalance but this time, she has learnt from her mistakes. She nourishes the tension with her riffs without falling in the trap of self-destruction. Instead, she takes distance, respects her own limits and makes decisions. About “Heavyweight Champion Of The Year”, she stated:

‘Heavyweight Champion…’ for me is about reaching my own metaphorical bar, reaching my own limits within myself, and kind of forbidding myself to take it further. It feels like quite a physical song, quite physically tired – and mentally, but knowing the desire is still there to continue. I imagine it sometimes in my head as drawing a line around me and the outside world – a form of self protection and preservation.

Watch the Molly Daniel-directed video below and check her upcoming gigs, including a show in Brussels for Les Nuits Botanique 2019.

14 November | Royal Albert Hall, London*

15 November | Royal Albert Hall, London*

16 November | O2 Apollo, Manchester*

18 November | Olympia Theatre, Dublin*

19 November| Olympia Theatre, Dublin*

23 November | Mehr! Theater, Hamburg*

24 November | TAP1, Copenhagen*

25 November | Tempodrom, Berlin*

27 November | Tivoli Vredenburg , Utrecht*

28 November | Forest National, Brussels*

29 November | La Salle Pleyel, Paris*

7 February | Union Transfer, Philadelphia^

8 February | Royale, Boston^

9 February | Beacon Theatre, New York City^

11 February | Danforth Music Hall, Toronto^

13 February | Majestic Theatre, Detroit^

18 February | Gothic Theatre, Englewood^

22 February | The Imperial, Vancouver^

23 February | Neptune Theatre, Seattle^

26 February | The Filmore, San Francisco^

28 February | The Observatory North Park, San Diego^

29 April | Les Nuits Botanique Festival, Brussels, Belgium

*with Interpol

^with Sharon Van Etten

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