Watch Nilüfer Yanya's New Music Video for "Paradise"

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Watch Nilüfer Yanya's New Music Video for "Paradise"

Following the release of March’s great Miss Universe, Nilüfer Yanya shared a video for album cut “Paradise” on Thursday morning.

The song finds the British songwriter grappling with questions of whether paradise is a physical location or just a feeling. The track is sensual and understated, texturing the jazzy guitar with processed horns to create a neo-lounge groove that Yanya’s vocals glide over with ease.

The video for “Paradise” was shot by Yanya’s sister, Molly Daniel, in Istanbul. It’s a lo-fi, low-key affair, showing Yanya in various locations throughout the city drinking and dancing, shopping and singing. Celebrating her international heritage, Yanya adorns classical Turkish garb in some shots and looks like a Londoner in her Carhartts in others.

Miss Universe is out now via ATO Records; you can read our review of the record here. Watch the video for “Paradise” below, then check out all of Yanya’s upcoming tour dates further down.

Nilüfer Yanya Tour Dates:

June
27-30 – Glastonbury, U.K. @ Glastonbury Festival

July
07 – Turku, Finland @ Ruisrock Festival
19-21 – Ferropolis, Germany @ Melt! Festival
18-21 – Henham Park, U.K. @ Latitude Festival
23 – New York, N.Y. @ Rough Trade [SOLD OUT]
24 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
25 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Celebrate Brooklyn Prospect Park
26 – Camden, N.J. @ Xponential Festival
27 – Newport, R.I. @ Newport Folk Festival 
30 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Grog Shop
31 – Chicago, Ill. @ Sleeping Village [SOLD OUT]

August
02 – Detroit, Mich. @ Deluxx Fluxx
03 – Toronto, Ont. @ Horseshoe Tavern
04 – Montreal, Que. @ Osheaga Festival, Montreal
8-12 – Barcelona, Spain @ Belle & Sebastian Boaty Weekender
15-18 – Hasselt, Belguim @ Pukkelpop Festival
15-18 – Brecon Beacons, Wales @ Green Man Festivale
24 – Birkenhead, U.K. @ Future Yard Festivall
25 – Leeds, U.K. @ This Must Be The Place Festival

September
21 – Dublin, Ireland @ Workmans
27 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Fortune
28 – Seattle, Wash. @ Tractor Tavern
29 – Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios

October
01 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Independent
02 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Lodge Room
06 – Austin, Texas @ Austin City Limits Festival
22 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Atlas
23 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
24 – Hamburg, Germany @ Bahnhof Pauli
25 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Under Your Skin Festival
27 – Berlin, Germany @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
29 – Gent, Belgium @ Turbinzall de Centrale
30 – Cologne, Germany @ Luxor

November
17 – London, U.K. @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
24 – Madrid, Spain @ Sala El Solo
25 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz

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