TUNE Nilufer Yanya - Tears
London musician Nilüfer Yanya is just about a month away from releasing her debut full-length Miss Universe. She’s been pumping out one pop gem after another — check our coverage of “Heavyweight Champion Of The Year” and “In Your Head” — in the lead up. Today, she’s dropped another one from Miss Universe that further expands the album’s eclectic range.
“Tears” is a bouncy, self-aware piece of polished synth-pop, perfected by Yanya’s charming delivery. “All I really want is/ Somebody to stop/ Somebody to hold me back,” she pouts. “It gets worse/ If it’s not you,” she stresses playfully. The track coheres all the more thanks to its kitschy lyric video with a style reminiscent of internet Flash animation of the early aughts.
Listen to “Tears” below.
- Connor Duffey [Stereogum, 20th February 2019] - https://www.stereogum.com/2032716/nilufer-yanya-tears/music/