Nina Nesbitt Breaks Down New Album ‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change’: Exclusive

Five years after her 2014 debut album Peroxide, Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt returns together with her highly-awaited sophomore album The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change right now (Feb. 1).

Nesbitt, now 24, tells Billboard that she conceived a lot The Sun Will Come Up from her Fulham, London bed room, coming residence after studio classes with different musicians to write down for herself late into the night time. “At that point, I used to be a songwriter for different artists, and I missed writing autobiographical songs, alone, for myself,” she says. “So I had a small studio arrange that I known as ‘Nightwatch Studio,’ and that’s how these songs have been written.”

The Sun Will Come Up was greater than three years within the making. The result’s an iridescent work pop mastery, showcasing Nesbitt’s priciency as a songwriter, vocalist and producer.

Stream the brand new album under, and take a look at Nesbitt’s unique breakdown after the soar.


As the intro observe to the album, “Sacred” was the primary music I wrote, and it set the tone. "Sacred" is about my life from 19-21 years outdated. I’d been dropped from a significant label after making music for all of the mistaken causes, I used to be single and courting individuals I most likely shouldn’t have, and felt numb to most issues. I’d exit consuming and partying Four-5 occasions every week and fully misplaced concentrate on my profession. I knew once I obtained dropped I needed to type it out and switch my life round. I knew I needed to really feel keen about one thing once more — and this album turned that.

“The Moments I’m Missing”

This was the second music I wrote for the album, and has an analogous story to "Sacred." I really feel like we dwell in such a fast-paced world and ten overlook to take issues in. I had fairly a rollercoaster journey from 17 years outdated till now, and after having time f to mirror on all of it, I felt like I hadn’t even processed half the stuff that had occurred in that point. This music is speaking in regards to the moments which are lacking from my mind, that I’m recollecting and processing, relatively than eager for. It’s most likely probably the most autobiographical music on the album, as a result of it tells the story my life. It’s additionally the primary music that I produced — I recorded the vocals subsequent to my mattress and the entire observe is constructed on samples from totally different genres. It’s very 2018 bed room pop.

“The Best You Had”

This is one my favorites on the album. I wrote this music a couple of good friend’s scenario. She had lately been damaged up with, and was form okay about it…till she came upon he had a very engaging new girlfriend. My good friend] then determined she needed him again and preferred him once more as a result of this. It’s a music about an unsightly trait that we as people have, which is jealousy. I feel all of us secretly hope the particular person after us isn’t higher; that we’re the one they’ll bear in mind as one of the best. It’s speaking about how delight and ego can get confused with the way you really really feel about somebody. I used to be actually impressed by Alanis Morissette "You Oughta Know" lyrics when writing it. This music ended up on Taylor Swift’s favourite songs playlist. She’s the explanation I picked up a guitar. This music has introduced quite a bit cool issues into my life.


One the final songs I wrote for the album. It’s about watching individuals youthful than me fall in love, and the way fearlessly they did. It’s a music in regards to the aftermath heartbreak and the way you turn out to be much more cautious and cautious the subsequent time you meet somebody. I wrote the topline for the music with my co-writer Thomas Slinger London while he was within the kitchen making his lunch! That was a really inspiring bowl soup…

“Loyal to Me”

"Loyal To Me" was written for one my greatest buddies, who was in a nasty courting scenario. It’s an inventory all of the warning indicators and signs that it’s worthwhile to look out for whenever you concern it’s possible you’ll be courting a “fuckboy” (or woman)! The music video was such a enjoyable expertise. I made a decision to tackle a problem with every music video, and for this one, I did ballet pointe. My toes nonetheless haven’t recovered. The day this observe obtained launched, we had two billboards in New York City’s Times Square, courtesy Spotify and Apple. That was so surreal!

“Somebody Special”

This is the turning level the album for me. It is the second the place I’m reminded what I’m value and who I’m. I wrote this music in Nashville on my first-ever writing journey there, and I’m determined to return already. I used to be impressed to write down this after getting again with my ex-boyfriend (who remains to be my boyfriend now!) and realizing what a relationship ought to be. It felt very pure and easy and I didn’t really feel that horrible anxiousness you get whenever you don’t know if somebody likes you again. It was simple and good for me; I noticed that’s the way it ought to be.

"Is It Really Me You're Missing"

My favorite music on the album. This was written within the time the place I used to be simply writing for different individuals and I by no means anticipated to maintain this music. Whitney Houston’s "Just The Lonely Talking Again" was the inspiration — the lyrics in that music are so conversational and informal, but so highly effective. They actually tear by way of your coronary heart when listening. We needed to create our personal model that. This is a very particular music to me as a result of it obtained despatched to masses publishers and file labels, and I obtained an e-mail one night time saying Rihanna’s label needed to place it on maintain. She was the primary live performance I ever went to once I was 12 years outdated and such a feminine icon mine, so I couldn’t consider it! I then came upon they’ve a whole lot songs on maintain, nevertheless it was nonetheless a very cool factor to listen to and gave me a confidence increase that I actually wanted.

“Love Letter”

I’d describe "Love Letter" as "Loyal To Me"’s little sister. It’s an ode to ‘90s R&B and is a feel-good, empowering music. I can’t wait to play this one dwell, as I really feel prefer it’ll go down very well. I wrote this with Fraser T Smith (Adele, Stormzy, Britney) and Jin Jin (Jess Glynne) and am an enormous fan each them. This one obtained an awesome response at my album playback, and all of the followers’ faces lit up, which was actually cool to see. The center eight is my favorite half the music and makes me really feel actually highly effective listening to it! It’s fairly upbeat for me and I feel I’ll undoubtedly contemplate doing extra this in future.


I initially wrote this music with a TV sync in thoughts, pondering the refrain might soundtrack some type sporting occasion. I wrote this one in my bed room, and as I used to be writing it I felt prefer it turned extra a private story profession ambition, so I made a decision to tailor it to me. It’s not supposed to come back throughout as cocky or smug, it’s extra a mantra self-belief. It’s the motivational observe amongst extra weak ones.


Probably one probably the most private tracks on the file. I wrote it after discovering out one my greatest buddies was pregnant. We have been 21 or 22 on the time and I bear in mind realizing at this second that our youth was fading from us, and we have been shifting into early maturity. We’ve all the time been a very shut group 12 ladies, and it was a time once we have been all going f in numerous instructions. Exciting, but in addition nerve-wracking. It’s actually cool to see how we’re all proud of the totally different paths we’ve chosen, and I feel this music is kind of empowering as a result of it’s saying no matter you select to do as a lady, it’s your alternative and it’s okay.

"Things I Say When You Sleep"

This one is about my present relationship and all of the intricacies it. I wrote it about when my boyfriend and I have been getting again collectively once I was 21. I feel getting again with an ex is kind of a dangerous factor, and neither us actually knew what was occurring or what it was going to turn out to be. I knew I had emotions I needed to specific, however as a result of I’d harm him up to now, I needed to be so positive how I felt earlier than saying something. That’s the place the “whenever you sleep” ingredient is available in; it’s me telling him how I really feel and getting what I wish to say f my chest, however him being asleep and having no concept I’ve stated it. I feel it additionally displays on two opposites coming collectively and dealing very well as a result of it.

"Last December"

Written in 2014 after our first breakup, "Last December" was by no means meant for this file. It’s a music that reminisces on all of the wonderful, memorable elements the connection. I all the time thought again positively on my relationship with him and I feel that’s fairly uncommon. It’s all the time been a fan favourite and I obtained so many messages begging me to file it, so it was initially going to be a secret observe, however all of us liked it a lot once I recorded it that I put it on the ficial observe record. It follows "Things I Say When You Sleep" completely, as a result of it’s about the identical relationship.

"The Sun Will Come Up, the Seasons Will Change"

I all the time knew this is able to be the final music on the album. It completely sums up the journey it for me. I wrote the lyrics while wandering round Parsons Green in London], and by the pool at my gymnasium. I all the time really feel actually impressed by water, which is the place some the paintings inspiration got here from. The title is to remind you that no matter you’re going by way of isn’t going to be everlasting. It’s one thing I’ll all the time dwell by and I feel it fers consolation and reassurance throughout troublesome occasions.