Nilüfer Yanya has announced her sophomore album, PAINLESS. The follow-up to the London artist’s 2019 debut Miss Universe will be released on March 4, 2022 via ATO Records. Today, Yanya has shared the album’s lead single, ‘stabilise’, alongside an accompanying video by her sister and longtime collaborator Molly Daniel. Check it out below and scroll down for the LP’s cover artwork and tracklist.
“I was really thinking about your surroundings and how much they influence or change your perception of things,” Yanya said of the new single and video in a press release. “A lot of the city is just grey and concrete, there’s no escape. The video plays on the central theme in the song of no one coming to save you ever. It’s set in the depths of reality in everyday life where we are the only one’s truly capable of salvaging or losing ourselves. Nothing is out there -both a depressing and reassuring statement (depending on how you look at it). Sometimes you have to dress up as a spy or a rock star and just hope for the best.”
Of the album, Yanya added: “It’s a record about emotion. I think it’s more open about that in a way that Miss Universe wasn’t because there’s so many cloaks and sleeves with the concept I built around it.”
Last year, Yanya shared the three-song EP Feeling Lucky?. Earlier this year, she re-released her early EPs on vinyl for the first time on Inside Out.
PAINLESS Cover Artwork:
1. the dealer
5. chase me
6. midnight sun
10. belong with you
11. the mystic