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Eagerly Awaiting Nina Nesbitt’s ‘Peroxide’

By Robert Mooney
RICHMOND, North Yorkshire, U.K. – Over
the last few years, a lot of catchy tunes have come from the British music industry
but very few singers who are truly great.
Just as I was about to lose hope that the
United Kingdom could produce another great vocal artist, my faith in the
industry has been restored.
Nina Nesbitt, a Scottish
singer/songwriter with four hit singles restored my hope. Signed to Universal
Music since 2011, Nesbitt has so far produced material which is catchy, honest
and sounds good.

A talented British artist, Ed Sheeran,
noticed Nesbitt, who started in the music industry as yet another YouTube star.
She released her first single, “Live Take,” in December 2011. I imagine this
was quite a big step at the time, having only just left school.

Despite Nesbitt being a newcomer, both
Nesbitt and Sheeran have to be two of the most talented and hardworking
recording artists in the British music industry. They are also the sort of
artists I admire, writing their own material and recording songs that sound
I find myself listening to Nesbitt almost
every day, enjoying the catchy but raw sound in many of her songs. The real
test for me is whether the artist sounds as good when performing live as they do
on the recording.
Usually I find that the artist sounds
nothing like they do on the recording and this is the moment I get disappointed.
But with artists like Nesbitt, it’s
very different. Far from being disappointed, I find myself wanting to listen over
and over again.
It’s not something that happens too
There are not many artists that will
get me listening to them almost daily, but Nesbitt is an exception.
I say that I like her music because it’s
catchy, but to be an artist that I really enjoy, it has to be more than that.
One, the performer should sound as good
live as they do with a backing track. Two, they have worked hard to get where
they are now and three, that they do not get carried away with fame. I know this
may not matter to some when just listening to music, but for me, Nesbitt
fulfills all these.
On February 17th, Nesbitt will release
her debut album, Peroxide, and I can
tell you now, I will be one of the first to get it.
“Selfies,” a single from Peroxide and a song that makes fun of
photographs of the same name, will be released Feb. 9, just a few days before
the album. A sneak preview on YouTube has already convinced me that her
material is consistently good.
The song’s music video, despite being
released before any other new material, has more than half a million views on
YouTube, so I await the real product with great anticipation.
Nesbitt is not the only talented
singer/songwriter to come into the British music business, but she is one of
the best and without a doubt, one of the most hardworking.
What Nesbitt has produced to date is not
far from outstanding. I look forward to hearing her future material and any
news on the new album is likely to be music to my ears.
Peroxide is certainly one to look out
for in the future and I’m sure that we will be hearing more from Nesbitt in the
months and years to come. It would be a huge disappointment to lose such a
talented singer due to lack of popularity, so I suggest we get behind our
artists and support them as much as possible.