Nilüfer Yanya Announces New Album ‘My Method Actor’

Her first for Ninja Tune...

Nilüfer Yanya will release her new album ‘My Method Actor’ on September 13th.

The singer recently joined the ranks of Ninja Tune, toasting the creative partnership with her excellent single ‘Like I Say (I Runaway)’.

New album ‘My Method Actor’ follows – out on September 13th, it contains 11 songs and is available to pre-order now.

Crafted alongside creative partner Wilma Archer, the record features new single – and almost title track – ‘Method Actor’.

A kind of life story in miniature, the four-minute span finds Nilüfer Yanya playing the main character role of… herself. She comments:

“I was researching method acting – and from what I read, it’s based on finding this one memory in your life, a life-altering, life-changing memory. The reason why some people find method acting traumatic and maybe not safe mentally, is because you’re always going back to that moment. It can be good or bad but you’re always feeding off the energy, something that’s defined you – and that’s what helps you become the character. It’s a bit like being a musician. When you’re performing, you’re still trying to invoke the energy and emotion of when you first wrote it, in that moment. It definitely feels like you’re having to recreate or step into that headspace.” 

The full video is online now – shot in an old hotel in Benidorm, it’s an understated one take shot that finds Nilüfer sitting down to share her story.

Tune in now.

Tracklist:
1. Keep On Dancing
2. Like I Say (I runaway)
3. Method Actor
4. Binding
5. Mutations
6. Ready for Sun (touch)
7. Call It Love
8. Faith’s Late
9. Made Out Of Memory
10. Just A Western
11. Wingspan

Photo Credit: Molly Daniel

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