The rising Scottish singer-songwriter makes sophisticated, propulsive pop loaded with addictive hooks, relatable lyrical themes, atmospheric textures and R&B-meets-indie undercurrents, seated somewhere at the table alongside Ellie Goulding, BROODS, Julia Michaels and Dua Lipa. You know, somewhere in that stellar mix?
Nina‘s 2017 releases “The Best You Had” and “The Moments I’m Missing” demonstrated a huge leap forward from her Top 15 debut album Peroxide, and I’ve quite easily been hooked since, which leads us to her latest: “Somebody Special,” another incredible self-penned and produced pop gem.
Written in Nashville, “Somebody Special” is essentially a love song with a twist – it’s about a relationship which inspires someone to rediscover their own self-worth and potential. It plays like a true singer-songwriter smash from the very first play: the slowly percolating verses, the rhythmic grooves and that winner of chorus that truly seals the deal.
“That I’m somebody, ya I’m somebody/ That I don’t have to settle/ Not for nobody, not for nobody/ I’ve been loosing myself but lately/ You got me thinking maybe, I got potential/ To be somebody, to be somebody,” she declares. LAWD, I’m a sucker for a stuttering hook!
“‘Somebody Special’ is about when you’ve been feeling a bit low and then you meet this person who changes everything,” Nina said in a statement. “It’s about those first few months where everything you do together feels so exciting. You could be sitting in a dive bar drinking cheap cider, driving about in a broken down car, or sitting at home in your tracksuit, but you somehow feel like you’re having the best time because the feeling of falling in love sugar coats everything.”