Nina Nesbitt has released her new album Älskar ahead of a Manchester gig at the O2 Ritz in November.

The 12-track album includes the previously released singles Dinner Table and Colours of You.

Speaking about Älskar, Nina Nesbitt said, “Älskar is about love in all its raw forms, whether that be my relationship, family, friends, or learning to love myself. I really like the dynamics of the album. It has that Swedish feel to it, as I got to work with a lot of my idols from the pop scene there. But it also has a Scottish element too – the storytelling and the folk – which influenced the other half of it.”

Älskar features confessional and emotional songwriting alongside pop tracks.  The album also includes the new track I Should Be A Bird, an introspective tale of being an empath but trying to set boundaries when those close to you are struggling.  As Nina Nesbitt explains, “My first reaction is to help them through it but sometimes you can make it worse by being there too much.”

The project commenced when Nina visited her family in Sweden. It was a trip which also provided an opportunity to work with a range of talent from the nation’s music scene, including Elvira Anderfjärd (best known for her Taylor Swift remixes), Jack & Coke (Tove Lo, Carly Rae Jepson). The two roots of Nina’s family heritage bookend the album. The tone-setting ‘Gaol’ (Scottish-Gaelic for love) is a collage of voice-notes from fans, each saying “I love you” in languages ranging from Estonianto Korean, while the gorgeously glacial title track nods to both Sigur Rós and Aurora.

When does Nina Nesbitt headline at Manchester’s O2 Ritz?

Nina Nesbitt headlines at Manchester’s O2 Ritz on 20 November 2022.  The Manchester gig is one of eight UK dates she is headlining:
13 November   –   Leeds, Stylus
14 November   –   Brighton, Chalk
15 November   –   London, Electric Brixton
17 November   –   Bristol, Trinity Centre
18 November   –   Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
20 November   –   Manchester, O2 Ritz
22 November   –   Glasgow, SWG3 Galvanisers
23 November   –   Edinburgh, The Liquid Room

image of Nina Nesbitt courtesy Jon Stone