London's Nilüfer Yanya has announced her debut record Miss Universe alongside the punchy lead single "In Your Head".
To announce her first album, the hotly-tipped singer/songwriter has shared lead single "In Your Head". Explaining the track in more detail, Yanya offers, "Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me and I get trapped. There’s the things I need disguised as things I think I only want, things I think I’m choosing out of choice not necessity. Sometimes this only becomes clear in retrospect, or maybe it will never become clear. Some people may call that being paranoid. I think that’s what I wrote the song about, but what’s interesting to me, and what I think I was trying to get at, is the illusion of freedom."
Miss Universe features 17 tracks, and was largely recorded in a remote Penzance studio where she used to jam in with her uncle Joe. She's even recruited her old guitar teacher Dave Okumu (The Invisible's) as a co-producer alongside her live bandmates, and producers John Congleton, Oli Barton-Wood, Will Archer, and M.T. Hadley.