Nina Nesbitt has returned with the first glimpses of her new project, releasing the tracks Pages and On The Run.

The tracks arrive through Nina Nesbitt’s own record label, Apple Tree Records.  Nina Nesbitt has launched Apple Tree Records alongside her longtime manager, Vicky Dowdall, with a node to her 2012 debut EP The Apple Tree.

Speaking about lead single Pages, Nina Nesbitt explained, “Pages was the first song that I wrote for the new project. It reignited my love of folk music and storytelling. It’s an autobiographical account of my 20s. The chaos, the heartbreak, and the golden days. We recorded the track live in Devon with 5 wonderful musicians, it was my first time recording like this which was so fun.”

Alongside the track, Nina Nesbitt has also revealed a second track On The Run, which she explains “is a song about an escape from the mundane.”

Talking about launching her own label, Nina reveals, “I’m so excited to announce the launch of Apple Tree Records. A secret garden in which seeds can be planted and beautiful things can take their sweet time to grow. As a songwriter and storyteller I’ve always wanted to find somewhere that celebrates and champions that part of me. A place that doesn’t try and reshape me or water me down. A place that revels in every lyric and favors the deep cuts. I’m excited to let my roots grow wild here. I’m also happy to say we will be awarding master points, from the label side, to songwriters involved in any releases on Apple Tree Records. After a decade of highs and lows in this industry, I think I’m ready to take full control of my career and become the artist I’ve always dreamt of being. No compromises. I’ll be running Apple Tree Records hand in hand with my wonderful manager of 12 years, Vicky Dowdall. The name of the label is a nod to our first release together when I was just 17 years old. A time in which I was naively fearless and had an unwavering self belief. Vicky has always instilled such a strong sense of confidence in me, that together we can do anything we put our minds to and I hope that every release on our label has this ethos woven into it. Our first release is out today, hope you love it.”

image of Nina Nesbitt courtesy Wolf James