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Nilüfer Yanya dons pink angel wings in visualizer for ‘midnight sun,’ delivers grungy performance on ‘Fallon’

Nilüfer Yanya has shared a captivating visualizer for her new single, “midnight sun.”

The track comes from her recently released sophomore album, PAINLESS, out now via ATO. The release is a brooding ballad with cyclical guitars that let Yanya’s unique vocals to truly shine. The accompanying visualizer comes packed with film shots of Yanya decked out in pink angel wings. This week, Yanya also took to Fallon to deliver a grungy performance of the track in full.

“It’s a song about recognizing what it feels like to be pushed down, but wanting to resist,” Yanya explains. “I really like the imagery of ‘midnight sun’ as a lyric as it insinuates a light guiding you through darkness. The wings carry their own symbolism–freedom, lightness, flight, fantasy. If I could pick what people saw & heard it would be seeing the beauty of confrontation and the necessity of rebellion.”

Watch the visualizer for “midnight sun” below.

The album marks the follow up to Yanya’s 2019 debut album, Miss Universe.

Yanya recorded PAINLESS in a basement studio in Stoke Newington and Reverfish Music in Penzance. On the album, she worked with Miss Universe collaborator and producer Wilma Archer. The record also features work from DEEK Recordings founder Buillon, Big Thief producer Andrew Sarlo, and Jazzi Bobbi.

In addition to “midnight sun,” PAINLESS also features the previously released “stabilise.”

“It’s a record about emotion,” Yanya says. “I think it’s more open about that in a way that Miss Universe wasn’t because there’s so many cloaks and sleeves with the concept I built around it.”

Check out the tracklist for PAINLESS below.

PAINLESS Tracklist:

01 – “The Dealer”
02 – “L/R”
03 – “Shameless”
04 – “Stabilise”
05 – “Chase Me”
06 – “Midnight Sun”
07 – “Trouble”
08 – “Try”
09 – “Company”
10 – “Belong with You”
11 – “The Mystic”
12 – “Anotherlife”

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