Rising British star Nilüfer Yanya just dropped the visual for her latest single "Baby Blu," taken from her critically acclaimed debut album Miss Universe. Directed and produced by Molly Daniel, the video stars Yanya, alongside her sisters Molly and Elif, and brother Cemil.
In the clip, Yanya’s harmonious voice carries the textured, complex instrumentals into another level, while it's sequenced with the foursome taking a trip around Tokyo and enjoying the city at night. The visual also spotlights the glow of neon lights and fast cars, which are distinct fixtures in Japan's city life.
"We shot the video in Tokyo over New Years," Yanya says of the video. "Me and my sisters went to visit my brother who is studying there for a year. My sister Molly had the idea for theming the video around street racing cars, which proved to be quite difficult to track down as it’s highly illegal in Japan. We managed to find a few car shows and garages, got some fast rides and had lots of fun. For me this video is really about us as siblings, refusing to let go of each other and our childhood."
Enjoy the video above, as Nilüfer Yanya is currently on a UK/European tour, while she heads stateside during the latter half of summer. You can catch her in the dates listed below and US tickets can be purchased here.
April 11 - Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds April 12 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla April 13 - Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy Oxford April 14 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt April 16 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet April 17 - Hamburg, GER @ Nochtwache April 18 - Berlin, GER @ Kantine am Berghain April 19 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Motel Mozaique April 21 - Vienna, Austria @ Chelsea Club April 22 - Munich, GER @ Ampere April 24 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Exil April 25 - Koln, GER @ Blue Shell April 26 - Paris, FRA @ Le Point Ephemere April 29 - Brussels, BEL @ Les Nuits Botanique Festival April 30 - Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn May 1 - Utrecht, Holland @ ACU May 31 - Germany @ Immergut Festival June 1 - Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound June 6 - Porto, Portugal @ Primavera Portugal June 14 - France @ Vie Sauvage Festival July 19-21 - Germany @ Melt! Festival July 17-21 - Holland @ Welcome to the Village Festival July 18-21 - UK @ Latitude Festival July 23 - New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg July 24 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall July 26 – Camden, NJ @ Xponential Festival July 27 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival July 30 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop July 31 - Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village August 1 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups August 2 - Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx August 3 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern August 4 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival August 8-12 - Belle & Sebastian Boaty Weekender August 15-18 - Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, Wales November 17 - London, UK @ O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire