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.
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.