10/08/2019

Nilüfer Yanya Shares "H34T RISES" Video

NILÜFER YANYA
Shares New “H34T RISES” Video

Acclaimed Debut Album Miss Universe Out Now on ATO Records
Photo credit: Molly Daniel

“The rapturous debut from the British singer-songwriter takes adventurous pop-rock crucibles to new heights with her illusory songwriting and stunning voice.” - Pitchfork 8.3 (Best New Music) 
“Her voice is the center of the galaxy.” - Wall Street Journal
"[Miss Universe] skates swiftly from scuzzy rock to pinprick funk, from power chords and splatting cymbals to soft, prettily multi-tracked hooks...unabashedly beautiful." - Rolling Stone (Artist You Need to Know)
"On her debut album, Miss Universe, Yanya has pulled one more trick from her sleeve: crafting an entire world unto herself." - NPR (First Listen)
“Yanya oozes starpower.” - MTV
“Innovative and striking pop euphoria … every track sends shivers down the spine.” - CLASH (9/10)

Watch the video for "H34T RISES" HERE

Listen to acclaimed debut album Miss Universe HERE

Nilüfer Yanya has shared a video for her captivating new single “H34T RISES.” The video was shot in her father's hometown of Istanbul by her sister Molly Daniel and features an entirely Turkish crew in the city that the two sisters have re-established a strong connection with in recent years. The original “Heat Rises” is featured on Nilüfer Yanya’s unanimously acclaimed debut album Miss Universe, which was released in March on ATO Records and earned praise from Pitchfork (Best New Music), NPR (Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)), Rolling Stone (Artist You Need To Know), and countless others. The newly reimagined track “H34T RISES” - which still features Yanya’s first guitar teacher The Invisible’s Dave Okumu on production and backing vocals - has been reworked by Yanya with a different structure, additional production elements and an entirely new mix.

In the months since releasing Miss Universe, Nilüfer Yanya made her North American TV debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (HERE), appeared on NPR's iconic Tiny Desk (HERE) and has been profiled by VogueHarper's Bazaar, and others. Yanya recently wrapped her first ever U.S. West Coast headlining tour, capped off by a performance at ACL Music Festival in Austin. She’ll finish the year with a European tour and shows in Australia and Japan.

Yanya said of the brand new “H34T RISES” version: “The original song ‘Heat Rises’ came together over a year or so, maybe. I felt really lucky I was able to work with Dave Okumu on this, there was a lot to learn just being in the room with him. I had the rough demo and beat on my phone for maybe a year, but it wasn’t until the lyrics were fully realised that that it really took shape as a song for me. The original track works perfectly in the album but when I decided to re-release it as a single, I thought a few changes to the mix and structure might help it jump out more and that’s where ‘H34T RISES’ came from.”

Video director Molly Daniel said, “Me and Nilufer hadn't considered shooting in Istanbul, but once the thought had entered our head we wanted to stick with it. I felt like Istanbul would really fit the concept and it was really nice to be able to work with a female led and Turkish crew. I remember finding out my mum was pregnant with Nilufer when we lived in Istanbul, so returning to work there together as adults really felt like we had come full circle.” Yanya added, “I thought whilst I was making Miss Universe - 'WWAY Health is out to get us, they’re the bad guys.' But when it came to making the video for Heat Rises it dawned on me that the enemy tends to be better disguised!” Yanya and her sister Molly Daniel’s non-profit organisation Artists In Transit continues to raise funds for displaced families entering Europe and teaching arts & music classes to refugee children in Athens. Visit the Artists In Transit website HERE.
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 See Nilüfer Yanya on tour in 2019: 
10/09: Foro Indie Rocks - Mexico City, MX
10/18: SWN Festival - Wales, UK
10/19: Simple Things Festival - Bristol, UK
10/22: Atlas - Aarhus, DK
10/23: Vega - Musikkens Hus, Lille Vega - Copenhagen, DK
10/24: Banhof Pauli - Hamburg-nord, DE
10/25: Under Your Skin Festival - Utrecht, NL
10/27: Festsaal Kreuzberg - Berlin, DE
10/29: Turbinezall de Centrale - Ghent, BE
10/30: Luxor - Koln, DE
11/01: Pitchfork Festival - Paris, FR 
11/10: O2 Empire Shepherds Bush - London, UK
11/22: Super Bock Festival - Lisbon, PT
11/24: Sala El Solo - Madrid, ES
11/25: Razzmatazz - Barcelona, SP
12/07: Fairgrounds Festival - Berry NSW, AU

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