nilufer yanya baby blu video Nilüfer Yanya

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

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

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