Nilufer Yanya miss universeNilüfer Yanya’s debut sounds like the victory lap of a champion who left the competition behind a long time ago.

For several years the young songwriter and humanitarian has been releasing acclaimed EPs, all the while topping artist-to-watch polls and critics’ lists. And now the champion is crowned.

In sound and style, Miss Universe draws on a lifetime surrounded by and dedicated to music. Threads of deep jazz and traditional soul combine with indie-rock, electronic and modern pop, a unique blend that echoes the captivating and diverse sounds of an ever-changing London. The shifting landscape of the mind is also rendered in her powerful lyrics – well-crafted stories as reflective as they are bold and transformative.

Miss Universe is out March 22 via ATO Records.

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