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Nilüfer Yanya has garnered a loyal mass of followers since she started sharing her soulful tunes with the world back in 2016. After dropping a handful of EPs, she’ll finally be following up with a debut full-length album this year titled Miss Universe. Along with making this long-awaited announcement, the Londoner recently put out a new single called “In Your Head. It’s the type of song that was practically made to be the theme for a coming-of-age movie, but the charming Molly Daniel-directed video will have to suffice for now. Yanya poetically elaborated on the story behind the song in a press release.

“Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me and I get trapped,” she said. “There’s the things I need disguised as things I think I only want, things I think I’m choosing out of choice not necessity. Sometimes this only becomes clear in retrospect, or maybe it will never become clear. Some people may call that being paranoid. I think that’s what I wrote the song about, but what’s interesting to me, and what I think I was trying to get at, is the illusion of freedom.”

Miss Universe is slated to drop on March 22 via ATO Records and features the previously released track “Heavyweight Champion of the Year.” In the meantime, watch the video for her latest offering above.

In other news, Lolo Zouaï collaborated with Blood Orange on her latest single “Jade.” Get all the details right here.

Words by Sydney Gore
Associate Music Editor

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