ALBUM REVIEW: Nina Nesbitt Impresses With Debut, ‘The Sun Will Come Up, the Seasons Will Change’

The twenty-four year old Scottish pop singer, Nina Nesbitt, has blossomed since her debut album Peroxide and is proud of her sophomore record The Sun Will Come Up, the Seasons Will Change from her new label Cooking Vinyl. The title is from her last track on the album, which the idea came from walking in London where she lived. Nesbitt explains the philosophical meaning behind the name; “It reminds people everything in life is temporary– whether good or bad. Just be aware. It’ll change.” Nesbitt shares her latest creation to the world this month embarking on her next tour. Nesbitt describes her album as “a story that takes you on a proper journey. It’s a good introduction to me. A very pure album about personal growth from start to finish.” The thirteen-track album bleeds heartwarming with evoking power ballads while making it fun and dance worthy.  Nesbit adds, “I write from the heart. It’s a very honest album. It’s a diary of someone from their early twenties.” The Sun Will Come Up, the Seasons Will Change took three years for perfection. The latest album features recognized producers from Fraser T Smith (who has previously worked for Adele, Drake, even Florence and the Machines) to Jordan Riley (collaborated with Macklemore).

The album begins with an emotional driven song “Sacred” that shreds Lorde’s Melodrama and Halsey’s Hopeless Fountain Kingdom in a whole other depth dimension. Nesbitt dives deep into each track retracing 90s R&B roots (TLC, Destiny’s Child, & Lauryn Hill) in “Loyal To Me” and “Love Letter” adding a riveting flavor of guitar picking. Her first self-produced song “The Moments I’m Missing” that she created in her bedroom is a multi-layering masterpiece with dramatic reverb. The next song “Somebody Special” makes your heart thump or skip a beat while “The Best You Had” emotionally touches your heart about jealousy when your former lover moves on. Nesbitt channels her inner Alanis Morissette in this raw favorite tune that even Taylor Swift approves. Her new single “Colder” where the album art derives from triggers you to snap your fingers as the tempo and melodies escalade. The song tells about an aftermath breakup and the scars leave you to be a colder person, as you get older.

The Sun Will Come Up, the Seasons Will Change is an addicting album on the uncertainty of romance that listeners will crave. Despite being personal, Nesbitt makes the album relatable to her fans. The Sun Will Come Up, the Seasons Will Change takes listeners to an emotional journey. You may feel lost or  sad, but passion grows and you find yourself even stronger than before. Each track pumps you up as its own unique love anthem. “Is It Really Me You’re Missing,””Empire,” and “Chloe” are prime examples. They set up to tear your heart, yet, it’s motivational. “I hope it empowers people to listen, change the way they think, be more positive, and believe in themselves,” says Nesbitt.  The message of the album tells us to keep our head up and be open about possibilities through the journey of life. The talented singer has definitely bloomed since her early days and The Sun Will Come Up, the Seasons Will Change is a fitting debut for this rising star.


North American Tour Dates

02/23-Dallas, TX-House Of Blues Cambridge Room

02/24-Austin, TX-Antone’s

02/26-Atlanta, GA-Vinyl

02/27-Nashville, TN-The High Watt

03/01-Washington, DC-Union Stage

03/02-New York, NY-Le Poisson Rouge

03/05-Boston, MA-Great Scott

03/06-Philadelphia, PA-Voltage Lounge

03/07-Uncasville, CT-Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun

03/09-Toronto, ON-Velvet Underground

03/11-Chicago, IL-Schubas Tavern

03/12-St. Paul, MN-Amsterdam Bar & Hall

03/13-Milwaukee, WI-Back Room @ Colectivo

03/15-Denver, CO-Lost Lake Lounge

03/16-Salt Lake City, UT-Kilby Court

03/19-Los Angeles, CA-The Roxy

03/20-San Francisco, CA-Swedish American Hall

03/23-Portland, OR-Holocene

03/24-Seattle, WA-Columbia City Theater