Nina Nesbitt’s Pressure Makes Diamonds

Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt has announced details of her eagerly anticipated third studio record Älskar, which is released on 2nd September. Nesbitt also dropped latest single Pressure Makes Diamonds today alongside its Wolf James-directed video which was created with the help of a predominantly female crew.
Described in a press release, made in the show of the introspection, loss and fear of lockdown, Älskar celebrates life in all of its complexities as well as love in every form imaginable. Älskar – meaning “to love” in Swedish, a reflection of Nina’s half-Swedish heritage – shimmers with both tender, intimate ballads and huge escapist ‘80s-tinged bangers that beg for the dance-floor.
Nina Nesbitt (Natalie Sakstrup)

Nina Nesbitt (Natalie Sakstrup)

Of the new record, Nesbitt says, “Making this album was a completely different experience to anything I’ve made before, although a lot of the music was created remotely, I feel that I’ve processed so much and learnt a lot about the relationships in my life during the last few years. I wanted to capture all types of love in their raw forms, whether it be romantic, heartbreak, friendship, coming of age, familial or self love.”

Nesbitt wrote Pressure Makes Diamonds with its producers Jack & Coke (Charli XCXTove Lo) and the Swedish artist SHY Martin. It was then mixed by the award-winning Manon Grandjean (StormzyDave). The 27-year-old adds, “I wrote ‘Pressure Makes Diamonds’ about trying to navigate my way through the societal pressures I started to feel as a woman in my mid-twenties.”

Nina Nesbitt (John Hayhurst)

Nina Nesbitt (John Hayhurst)

 The Pressure Makes Diamonds video uses a lighter tone to deliver Nesbitt’s point as she plays a host of stereotypical female characters which are all common in fiction, but which are closer to one-dimensional clichés than they are to real people. By playing such a range of characters, Nina shows that everyone is infinitely more nuanced than such limited tropes suggest. The video is her latest collaboration with director Wolf James.
Check out the video below:

Älskar is now available to pre-save or pre-order HERE. Fans who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of singles Pressure Makes DiamondsDinner Table and When You Lose Someone. The album will be available to download, stream and buy physically on CD, LP and Tape. There will also be exclusive signed and colour Vinyl LP formats and a CD Deluxe Edition.
 2022 has already seen Nina almost immediately sell-out two low-key shows in Glasgow and London as well as tour the U.S. as a guest to James Arthur. She has now confirmed details of her first UK tour in three years alongside an EU tour. Fans who pre-order Älskar from the Official Store will receive access to a pre-sale for tour tickets for either the UK or EU tour, which opens at 9am UK time on Thursday, June 9th. Tickets will then go on general sale from 9am UK time on FridayJune 17th.
Nina Nesbitt - Älskar Nina is also confirmed to play two huge stadium shows as a guest to Coldplay at Glasgow’s Hampden Park on August 23rd and 24th. The Coldplay shows follow her previously announced festival sets at the Isle of Wight and Glasgow’s TRNSMT.
Nina Nesbitt’s UK and Ireland tour dates are: JUNE19th: Isle of Wight Festival JULY10th: TRNSMT Festival AUGUST23rd: Glasgow, Hampden Park (guest to Coldplay)24th: Glasgow, Hampden Park (guest to Coldplay) NOVEMBER – HEADLINE TOUR13th: Leeds, Stylus14th: Brighton, CHALK15th: London, Electric Brixton 17th: Bristol, Trinity Centre18th: Birmingham, O2 Institute 220th: Manchester, Ritz
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