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Singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt recently graced us all with some much needed, full-on flowery spring vibes. During her Baeble NEXT Session taping last month, the 23 year-old Scottish singer opened with her song "Best You Had", which was inspired by the end of a relationship and the feelings involved in seeing the person move on quicker than expected. "It's basically how your own ego gets confused with your actual feelings for somebody," she told us before performing the song. Anyone who has been through a breakup can easily relate as she adds, "It's kind of saying you know, you can go off and be with whoever you want as long as it's not better than me or what we had."

Nesbitt grew up listening to a lot of pop, which explains the kind of music she creates nowadays. On growing up surrounded by the music of pop divas like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Mariah Carey, Nesbitt had this to say: "I think that actually was really helpful because now I feel like I naturally write pop music and I love pop music. I think it's just subconsciously in there from the amount I listen to." Her love for mainstream pop might have been what initially made her interested in pursuing music, but her style of writing was later influenced by the likes of Alanis Morissette. "The lyrics...I had never heard lyrics so brash and I loved it and I was like, I wanna write like that, I wanna do that!" she told us of her first encounter with Morrissette's music.

Needless to say, the girl is a star on the rise who has been developing her craft for about five years now. Don't miss out on getting to know her and her music in this Baeble NEXT session.


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You could turn this bar into a good time Feel like I'm not needing anything
When you hold my body like my blood does After I've had a couple drinks
You could turn this dive into a five-star
We can use your backseat as a bed
singer-songwriter from Scotland.
And, I'm here in New York in the Baeble office.
About to do some songs for you.
This song is called "The Best You Had" and it's about when somebody breaks up with you and you know that you're not supposed to be with them and it's for the best, and then you accidentally look at their social media a few weeks later and find out they're seeing something new.
And, yeah, it's basically how your own ego gets confused with your actual feelings someday, and it's kind of saying, you know, "You can go off and be with whoever you want as long as it's not better than me or what we had.
" Yeah, this is called "The Best You Had.
" I hope you like it.
Does she ever feel like me? Run her fingers down your back
Do you ever talk about us? Or is it just the bad times we had?
'Cause baby it's been three weeks and I'm going out my mind
How does she taste? Is it sweeter than mine was?
I've been using bodies just to get me through the night
Is it the same, huh? 'Cause it's crazy
that you're moving on so fast But baby it's okay
if I am still the best you had And it hurts that you would just
leave like that But baby it's okay
if I am still the best you had Oh na na na na,
Oh na na na na na na na, Oh na na na na
If I am still the best you had Oh na na na na,
Oh na na na na na na na, Oh na na na na
If I am still the best you had
Nobody did it like us, nobody did it like you did
Darling, I know that we're fucked But you know my ego was stupid
Tell everyone I hate her 'cause I'm scared of how you feel
It's complicated 'Cause it's crazy
that you're moving on so fast But baby it's okay
if I am still the best you had And it hurts
to think about you like that But baby it's okay
if I am still the best you had Oh na na na na,
Oh na na na na na na na, Oh na na na na
If I am still the best you had Oh na na na na,
Oh na na na na na na na, Oh na na na na
If I am still the best you had And I don't want you,
no nothing more I don't need you, oh oh oh oh
It's crazy that you're moving on so fast When I am still the best you had
It's crazy that you're moving on so fast
But baby it's okay if I am still the best you had
And it hurts that you would just leave like that
But baby it's okay if I am still the best you had
Oh na na na na, Oh na na na na na na na,
Oh na na na na If I am still the best you had
Oh na na na na, Oh na na na na na na na,
Oh na na na na I am still the best you had
Should I look at you or look in here? All right.
My name is Nina Nesbitt and I'm a singer-songwriter from a village outside Edinburgh in Scotland.
...that I'm down for whatever But oh, I told you
that it won't be forever
My parents aren't musical at all, but my mom loves music.
I think she wishes she was musical.
She's gonna hate me for saying that, but she is Swedish and my dad's Scottish so I grew up with, like, a lot of pop music like ABBA, Mariah, Whitney, Britney, Christina, like, all the pop divas.
So, I think that actually was really helpful because now I feel like I naturally just write pop music and I love pop music, and I think it's just kind of subconsciously in there from the amount I listen to.
Oh, how come you still think that you're the one
Baby, I'm just chewing gum
I had a friend called Becky at school, and she was, like, into cool music.
And I'd obviously grown up on ABBA, which is great, but it was, like, very mainstream pop and she was like, "Hey, like, you should listen to Bon Iver and Nirvana and AC/DC.
And, like, she got me into, like, actual, like, music and then I heard Alanis Morissette, Jagged Pill..."Jagged Little Pill" even, and that album, again, changed the way I thought about music.
Like, the lyrics, I'd never heard lyrics so, like, rash and I loved it.
And I was like, "I want to write like that.
I want to do that.
" So, there's been a few albums that definitely changed, like, my musical life.
Obviously I grew up with acoustic music.
I didn't have access to go into studios, so I just bought a guitar for £20 and learned to play guitar, and that was it.
And then suddenly I'm on the radio with this music all of a sudden, and I'm like, "What's going on? I'm not quite ready to, like, be out there yet.
I'm still trying to find what I like doing.
" So everyone's like, "Oh, she's an acoustic artist," which was really cool because I do like acoustic music but I never really got the chance to experiment and learn my craft.
Then over the time, I started racking up numbers online
A lot of people say it takes five years to develop an artist.
It's like a common thing and I guess it's been five years for me but I've just developed in front of people which I think is kind of cool because people can see how it's evolved but also, I don't know, I keep shape-shifting all the time.
You could turn this bar into a good time Feel like I'm not needing anything
When you hold my body like my blood does After I've had a couple drinks
You could turn this dive into a five-star
We can use your backseat as a bed Race around the city like a gangster
At least until we're breaking down again You see the best in me, oh
And you're making me believe, oh That I'm somebody special
That I'm somebody, ya I'm somebody That I don't have to settle
Not for nobody, not for nobody I've been losing myself but lately
You got me thinking maybe, I got potential
To be somebody, to be somebody To be somebody special
I could just be dancing in the kitchen Wearing your t-shirt like a dress
Treasure me like I cost a million As you whisper under your breath
You would do anything, oh Just to make me believe, me believe
That I'm somebody special That I'm somebody, ya I'm somebody
That I don't have to settle Not for nobody, not for nobody
I've been losing myself but lately You got me thinking maybe,
I got potential To be somebody, to be somebody
To be somebody I've been lonely way too long
I've been loving all the wrong kind I've been falling in your arms
Feeling like I'm good here for life I've been lonely way too long
I've been loving all the wrong kind I've been falling in your arms
Yeah.
Somebody special That I don't have to settle
'Cause I've been losing myself but lately
You got me thinking maybe, I got potential
To be somebody, to be somebody To be somebody special
I feel like my music is quite personal, and what I love about other people's music is music that speaks to me.
And even if I don't come from a similar place as them, I want to know about their life, and I want to know about them as a person so I try to do that in my music.
And, I feel like it kind of makes people think, "Oh, like, I felt like that, too, and that's okay because other people have felt like that.
" So, yeah, I just try and put as much personality into it as possible.
If I am still the best you had Oh na na na na na,
Oh na na na na na na na
Hi, this is Nina Nesbitt and you're watching Baeble Music.
Nobody did it like us, nobody did it like you did
Darling, I know that we're fucked But you know my ego was stupid

Artist Bio

Nina Lindberg Nesbitt (born 11 July 1994) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist and musician, best known for her single "Stay Out", which peaked at No. 21 on the UK Singles Chart in April 2013, becoming her first top 40 single. Her debut single, "Boy", from the EP of the same name, was released in 2012 and peaked at No. 139 in the UK Singles Chart. Her second EP, The Apple Tree, was released in April 2012 and peaked at No. 6 on the iTunes download charts after receiving airplay on BBC Radio 1, and also peaked at the top of the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.

In 2013, she came to attention with her single "Stay Out". The Way in the World EP and single were released on 23 July 2013, as a follow-up to "Stay Out". In August 2013, she recorded a version of Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop", for a new John Lewis advertising campaign; subsequently it charted at No. 61 on 1 September in the UK Singles Chart. Nesbitt performed on the BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, singing a cover of British singer John Newman's single "Love Me Again", which received mixed reviews. Her single "Selfies" was released on 9 February 2014 and is featured on her debut album, Peroxide, released on 17 February 2014 in the United Kingdom. Nesbitt wrote "Selfies" with a member of her band after discussing how, when people are sad or lonely, they sometimes take a selfie and post it online to pretend to people that they are having a good time.

In 2015, Nesbitt modelled for American Eagle (UK), Calvin Klein, Este Lauder and Haze and Glory. She played at the o2 Academy London with Elle Eyre and Jasmine Thompson, played three gigs with James and John Newman, and co-wrote two songs with The Shires for their second album. She started producing music from her own Niightwatch Studio.

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