Nina June Shares “Build A Boat”; Listen Here

August 6, 2021 BY Nettwerk


Amsterdam-based, silver-blonde songstress Nina June creates cinematic pop songs that tell tales of the complex forms of human connections – sensual fables about the paradoxes of intimacy and independence. With her sultry alto voice, she elegantly combines acoustic elements with contemporary sound design.

Build A Boat” is the first single from a forthcoming album, following this year’s Side A – Our Garden EP release. For the track, Nina’s reunited with celebrated composer, writer, producer, and arranger Sally Herbert (Radiohead, Björk, London Grammar, Rex Orange County) on the string arrangement.

Nina had this to say about the song: “’Build a Boat’ is about creating a safe haven in the middle of chaos. It is a love story, and the main characters are anti-heroes. They are both far from perfect and carry backpacks full of weight and loss with them. But together, somehow, they match for everything life has to offer them. Does it have to be easy to be right? Does it have to be effortless to be real? Is it a bad thing to get lost when the one you love gets lost with you?

Nina layers plainspoken emotion over multi-dimensional soundscapes steeped in strings, keys, guitar, and natural sound effects. After amassing more than 20 million streams worldwide, Nina June has been quietly making waves with one album and two EPs under her belt. Filtering restless wanderlust into lithe anthems of awakening, she captivated listeners with a string of successful singles, sold-out shows, and Amsterdam’s prestigious Zilveren Notekraker—an honor in celebration of “Promising New Talent.” Last year, she traveled to London to work with producer Duncan Mills (Florence + The Machine, The Vaccines, Jake Bugg, James Murphy) for the first time. Together, they struck what she describes as “an immediate chemistry.” After a handful of productive sessions, the global lockdowns commenced. Adapting to the changing circumstances, they conducted sessions both remotely and in person.

In addition to new music, Nina shares 2021 & 2022 tour dates in The Netherlands, Germany, and the UK. See dates below.

“Build A Boat” is available at all digital retailers HERE:

Tour Dates:

14.08.2021       Laren, NL @ Mañaña Mañaña

02.12.2021       Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg

03.12.2021       Rotterdam, NL @ De Doelen

11.12.2021       Den Bosch, NL @ Willem Twee – Toonzaal

12.12.2021       Zwolle, NL @ Hedon

18.01.2022       Dresden, DE @ Beatpol

19.01.2022       Dortmund, DE @ FZW

20.01.2022       Hamburg, DE @ Nochtwache

21.01.2022       Berlin, DE @ Kantine Am Berghain

27.01.2022       London, UK @ The Grace

05.02.2022       Utrecht, NL @ Tivolivredenburg