Scottish singer and songwriter
Nina Lindberg Nesbitt (born 11 July 1994) is a Scottish singer and songwriter. She has two top 40 singles, and is known for her single "Stay Out", which peaked at 21 on the UK Singles Chart in April 2013.
Her first 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. 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 charting at number 61. Nesbitt released her debut album, Peroxide, on 17 February 2014. As a songwriter, she has written for artists including Jessie Ware, Olivia Holt, Don Diablo and The Shires. In February 2019, Nesbitt released her second studio album, The Sun Will Come Up, the Seasons Will Change.
When you go on tour and see everyone, you're like, "Oh my god. This is actually real life." That inspires me to write more songs.
Sometimes when I'm writing a song I'll get carried away with production when I'm only on the first verse, and that sacrifices the songwriting.
Working with other people, it's hard to get them to make it sound like what you have in mind. Also, it's really expensive to get your tracks produced, so I thought if I could learn how to do it myself, I could make five albums in a month and it would be free, it would be me, and it would be everything that I'm doing.
Moving to London was a culture shock, but in a really good way. I'm more aware now, and I'm less trusting of people in the music industry.
Nothing makes me happier than writing a song that I think is good or that I want to play. Writing songs helps me.
When I used to write songs, especially on my own, it was just me and a guitar.
I really struggle to get up in the morning, but I also get my best ideas really late at night, when I'm trying to sleep.
Traveling really inspires me, seeing other cities and going on tour. If you've got fans online, it's hard to remember those people are real people.
I would literally never think about melody. I never thought people listened to melody because I listen to words.
I don't think I'm delusional, but I'm definitely a dreamer; I definitely want to see the best in things and I believe in what I do.
I live in a neighborhood that's very family-oriented, so I feel like everyone else is sleeping and I'm sitting up, making music. It's just me. It's a nice time to be creative.