Nina Junes Shares “Rainbow Ashes”; Watch The Official Video Here
January 29, 2021 BY Nettwerk
Amsterdam-based singer and songwriter Nina June layers plainspoken emotion over multi-dimensional soundscapes steeped in strings, keys, guitar, and natural sound effects. Out today, Nina shares her the first single “Rainbow Ashes” from a forthcoming 2021 EP (details TBA).
On the track, Nina’s solo vocal gives way to atmospheric production animated by the choir of a real heartbeat, a rain machine, and a swell of string that were arranged by celebrated composer, writer, producer and arranger Sally Herbert (Radiohead, Björk, London Grammar, Rex Orange County).
Nina paints a vivid picture of fleeting bliss on the chorus, “we’ll watch the sky light up with rainbow-colored ashes turn to dust.” The music video was filmed at an 18th-century land house, “which looks amazing from the outside but is pretty worn out on the inside.” This place served as a personification of the music’s themes and a source of constant inspiration as the site of the project’s photo and video shoots. “It became a metaphor for the state we’re in at the moment with us not taking care of our residence properly,” she elaborates. “On a personal level, it’s what happens when you don’t take care of yourself, and you fill your life with stuff that’s making you ill in the long run. I tried to create a shell of outside beauty but let the hurt and grief that slumbers on the inside shine through.”
“You’re waiting eternally for someone you love so deeply to come back,” Nina further explains. “It’s the pain of seeing something beautiful vanish in front of your eyes. A love that lasted for a long time and then somehow got broken. You ultimately blame yourself; you didn’t make it right forever. It’s the hard school of life: to learn that not everything is made for eternity.”
Produced by Duncan Mills (Florence + The Machine, The Vaccines, Jake Bugg, James Murphy), “Rainbow Ashes” is available at all digital retailers HERE: https://ninajune.ffm.to/rainbowashes. Stay tuned for more to come from Nina June in the coming days and weeks.
About Nina June:
Heightened senses strengthen communication. Receptive to even the most subtle internal and external stimuli, Nina June leans into acute sensitivity as a lyricist and embraces expansive scope as a sonic auteur. On her forthcoming EP (Nettwerk Records), the Amsterdam-based singer and songwriter 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 her 2018 independent debut Bon Voyage and her 2019 Nettwerk Records debut EP Shadows & Riddles. 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.” In March 2020, she traveled to London to work with producer Duncan Mills (Florence + The Machine, The Vaccines, Jake Bugg, James Murphy) to record the new music.