Amsterdam Singer/Songwriter Nina June Explores Her Artistry & Womanhood on New EP ‘Paradigm’

March 1, 2024 BY Emma Orland

Amsterdam-based singer/songwriter Nine June adorns living and breathing alternative pop soundscapes with keen observations, earned wisdom, and arresting storytelling gleaned from her journey and grafted to the songs practically in real-time. With the help of a few special collaborators, her new EP Paradigm shares five stories about the different phases in which love can find itself: the secret desire, the attraction and repulsion, the rejection, the search, and the surrender. Listen here:

“This is a different phase in my life,” Nina observes. “I’ve developed as a woman, so I’ve developed as an artist too. I feel very at peace with my music and, maybe, with myself as a storyteller. All of the noise is gone. I’ve become more mature, and I’ve added more layers to who I am as a writer, a performer, and a person.” She adds, “I was lucky to collaborate with some of my favorite artists on these songs – and some stories I felt I had to write on my own. These songs are all snapshots into a love life and the beauty and pain that comes with it.”

These collaborations include the dreamy “Wish You Well” featuring Old Sea Brigade, the icy yet delicate “Your Surrender” featuring Emily James, and the warm and understated “Moon Over The Sun” featuring Joshua Hyslop. Paradigm also includes the haunting title track about forbidden love, and “Savannah,” which holds a special significant for Nina, who views it as an alternate reality of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.”

Photo Credit: Marie Breckman // Download Here

Nina June first introduced herself with Bon Voyage back in 2018 and was honored with her home country’s coveted Zilveren Notekraker—an award reserved for “Promising New Talent. A year later, she expanded her audience with the Shadows & Riddles EP in between touring worldwide and receiving major film and television syncs. During 2021, she reached critical mass with her sophomore album, Meet Me on The Edge of Our Ruin. The standout “Rainbow Ashes” reeled in over 8 million Spotify streams and counting, and she incited widespread tastemaker applause from American SongwriterAtwood MagazineMUNDANEUnder The Radar MagazineUnpublished, and more. FLAUNT christened it “10 eloquent and artful arrangements, while Rolling Stone (DE) took note of June’s “glitter voice.” Most recently, Nina received a golden award for the song “We Watched It All Come Down” from the Dutch Radio 2 program “Muziekcafe.”