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: https://ninajune.ffm.to/buildaboat.
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