Anyone for a free gig in the city centre? Essentially, when you put the word ‘free’ and ‘gig’ together, the answer is always going to be “HELL YEAH”. The ‘Dr Martens Presents’ tour hit Glasgow yesterday and who is more fitting to headline the stage than our very own Edinburgh born, Nina Nesbitt.
I have been a huge fan of Nina since I first heard the likes of ‘Apple Tree’ and ‘Stay Out’ way back in 2012. Since releasing her first album ‘Peroxide’ in 2014, the still very young songstress had taken a step away from pop star life and went down a more song writing career route. After a year on the down low, her ‘Modern Love’ EP was released in February 2016 demonstrating a completely different approach to Nina’s acoustic sound and displayed a more suburban pop vibe. Flash-forward to October 2017, Nina is back and up on the Dr Marten’s stage playing new songs such as ‘Moments I’m Missing’ and ‘Best You Had’.
Appearing a little shy on stage at first, Nina settles into her set and demonstrates her raw musical talent and flowing voice. Previewing two new songs named ‘Empire’ and ‘Somebody Special’ that she told the crowd she wrote in Nashville earlier this year. Nina’s recent songs explore similar themes to her previous work such as; growing up, relationships and ambition. What I think I love so much about Nina Nesbitt as an artist is that she isn’t afraid to write and sing about feelings that we as people do experience at some point in our life, but we are perhaps too afraid to admit. I don’t know if it’s maybe the fact I am of a similar age or the fact we have both grown up in Scotland, but every song she releases I find nostalgic and I can easily relate to in some way.
Yesterday’s Dr Marten gig was short but sweet and definitely gave Glaswegians a little taste of what is to come from the 23 year old songstress in the next year. We’re super excited about the new music and we can’t wait to hear more!
Nina Nesbitt has three up coming UK tour dates in November and will be playing Art School in Glasgow on 22nd November 2017.
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