Nilüfer Yanya Is Continuing to Delight With Her Blissfully Smooth Brand of Pop on ‘Thanks 4 Nothing’
Nilüfer Yanya is leading the wave of effortless female pop artists.
Accessible and free from reservation, the 22-year old softcore pop erudite is cementing her left-of-field pop purveyor status in a blissful new track “Thanks 4 Nothing.” If a track’s title were ever called to lead an army front of its acoustic embodiment, “Thanks 4 Nothing” would be a sound sonic lieutenant.
Using the same minimalistic style that garnered the London artist notoriety, Yanya is in excellent form and in the simplest of presentations. With just a guitar, saxophone, drums, and saccharine coos, her hooks are heavy. She’s invoking a sticky webbing of emotional response listeners cannot help but resist an inevitable entrapment in.
“Thanks 4 Nothing” is humanizing pop. As Yanya attempts to emotionally remove herself from a situation, she’s you, and I, and maybe even wishing she was nobody at all. She’s speaking from experience and aiming to put off just how deeply a past romantic pursual has hurt her by hiding underneath a reserved facade in the track’s commencement.
The authentic virtuoso lets emotions boil to the head as the track reaches its chorus, where, her vocals are paired with an immensely climatic staccato guitar solo:
“I don’t want to make things better/Thanks for nothing/Lasts forever,” she sings as if defeat were undeniably the only real option after all.
“Thanks 4 Nothing” is refreshingly honest pop. It’s a gallimaufry of frustration and a stripped down juxtaposition of both emotionless and emotionally impassioned fervour. Though perhaps most importantly, Yanya’s brand of pop might just be the type of veritably honest music that the genre and entire industry needs now, more than ever.
Photographer: Photographer Francesca Allen, originally for The Fader
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