Nina Nesbitt is lining up a big year ahead as she shares her brand new single “When You Lose Someone“. It comes as she prepares to work on her eagerly anticipated third album, which will follow later this year. Nina’s new music follows the huge global fanbase she established with her second album The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change. That project accumulated over 530 million streams, including 100 million+ for the Radio 1 playlisted ‘The Best You Had’ – a song that won over famous fans led by Taylor Swift and Chloë Grace Moretz.
“When You Lose Someone” shows that Nina has everything it takes to rise to even bigger things in 2022. Written during a time of introspection and emotional turmoil, “When You Lose Someone” explores the overwhelming intensity of grief. Set to mournful strings and elegant piano, Nina’s voice is full of feeling and longing as she candidly comes to terms with the situation. “It’s not something that just fades overnight,” she sings, “It’s something that stays for the rest of your life.”
“When You Lose Someone” also has another trait of a classic pop song – the ability to be interpreted in different but immensely personal ways. For some it will be about the death of a loved one, for others it will be about a break-up or even separated by distance. Whatever it means, Nina’s performance is a warm comforting hug of a song that reminds listeners that they’re not the only one battling through such emotions. Nina wrote the song alongside its producers Simon Hassle and Fanny Hultman (Ellie Goulding, LÉON).
Nina says, “Whether someone has passed away or for whatever reason isn’t in your life anymore, grief has many forms and facets. Learning to be without someone you love is one of the hardest things.’’
‘The Sun Will Come Up…’ and its subsequent deluxe edition elevated Nina to a place in Spotify’s Top 500 artists in the world as while her tracks have featured on over a thousand of the platform’s playlists. Her growing global reputation was further emphasised when she was named by Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech for the Woman of the Decade Award at Billboard’s Women in Music event. Nina would go on to win her own Women in Music Award, this time at the 2021 Scottish Music Awards.
Other highlights of 2021 included hitting #1 on TikTok UK’s Hot 50 with ‘Summer Fling’, collaborating with Seeb on ‘Sweet Dreams & Dynamite’ (which was also remixed by The Stickmen Project), and headlining the first ever Metaverse Festival alongside deadmau5 and Paris Hilton. She was also included in The Edinburgh Evening News’ Hot 30 list of the people who have shaped politics, sport and culture in 2021, while Liam Payne namechecked her performance during his #TheLPShowAct4 show as one of his highlights of the year in his recent newsletter to fans.
This week also saw Nina announce details of a major North American tour with James Arthur this April and May. See her official site for a full list of tour dates and ticket information.