NILUFER YANYA – ” Thanks 4 Nothing “

Posted: November 9, 2017 in MUSIC
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London based singer/songwriter Nilüfer Yanya, accompanied by saxophonist Jazzi Bobbi, captivates you with her rich and golden tones in her performance of “Thanks For Nothing” . 

The 22-year-old started writing music almost a decade ago; she has also been mentored on guitar by Dave Okumu from the Invisible. “When I’m writing it’s like a burning energy,” she says. “If I come up with something I like, it’s very instinctive, you’re not really thinking. It feels like something you have to do.”

Growing up listening to Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse and Pixies (she does a terrific cover of Hey), she was also exposed to a mix of diverse sounds thanks to her artist parents, who have Turkish, Irish and Bajan heritage. Her husky voice and sparse, lo-fi sound flit between soul, R&B and indie; she describes her music as “raw – even when it’s a finished track it’s still got that kind of unfinished, unpolished edge to it”.

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