NILUFER YANYA – ” Heavyweight Champion of the Year “

Posted: November 29, 2018 in MUSIC

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Nilüfer Yanya is a rising rock songstress to watch, not only because of her infectious guitar melodies and marvelously brooding vocals, but also because she’s opening for both Sharon Van Etten and Interpol on their respective tours over the next few months. Those are some pretty impressive tickets for a singer/songwriter who hasn’t even released her first album yet, but the London-based artist is wise beyond her 23 years. Following a string of critically adored single releases, Yanya is back with a new one, “Heavyweight Champion of the Year.” The song looks inward as Yanya sings in moody, staggering staccato over barebones electric guitar, “This is the part where I can’t think for myself.” In the video, Yanya assumes multiple different characters, but only one seems to stick: her glamorous guitar-playing counterpart, who anchors the video with shreds and shrieks

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