“I've grown up. I feel like that's the main thing.” The Nina of 2019 is not like the Nina of 2013. New Nina, now 24, is in charge of everything. An indie artist in all variations of that phrase, the sound of a singer-songwriter comfortable in their own skin. “I'm so proud of this album,” (‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change’).
Born in a small village outside Edinburgh, Nina’s musical education was a long, constantly evolving one. Fully immersed in chart pop thanks to her Swedish mother, that was then mixed later with the more outré leanings of her father.
A chance meeting with Ed Sheeran in 2011 lead to an offer to support him, she signed to Island shortly after for her first album ‘Peroxide’ in 2014.
It's been non-stop for Nina since signing her new deal with Cooking Vinyl, a tour of the US with Jake Bugg, sold-out UK headline tours, winning the Evolution Award at the SSE Scottish Music Awards. To top it off, she was asked to collaborate with emerging female artists, Sasha Sloan and Charlotte Lawrence on a new track ‘Psychopath’.
In a music industry that often doesn't give you second chances, or time to settle into the artist you want to be, Nina’s found a way to not only make it work, but make it work for her. “With an album I feel like it's parallel to my life in a way – I was just trying to find out what I liked and what I was good at,” she says succinctly. What she's good at is being an artist, but one that's fully in control, i.e. the very best kind.