Set for Release May 27th on Aztec Records
Working With Richard X On Debut Album

Photo credit: Larsen Sotelo

Currently in the studio with acclaimed producer Richard X (Goldfrapp, Erasure, New Order, Lana del Rey, Kylie Minogue), synthwave singer/songwriter NINA is ready to give listeners a taste of that collaboration with the release of BEYOND MEMORY EP on May 27, 2016 via Aztec Records.  

Drawing influences from the likes of Com Truise, Kavinsky and Lana Del Rey amongst others, “Beyond Memory” once again mesmerizes the listener with her rich, silky vocals and New Wave-influenced cinematic analogue synthwork which Pitchfork once perfectly described as “radiant vocals, cast in a shadowy, distant vibe with bright, oscillating synth work that isn’t a million miles away from Chvrches ‘ own Depeche Mode-isms.” 

“I’m very excited to have Richard X producing and curating my new release,” says NINA about her collaboration with the renowned producer.  “He is very selective, so I’m humbled to have him on board. He totally gets my vision and my sound. These songs are very close to me, as it was a long creative process to get them how I wanted them, and I opened up to write very personal lyrics.”

On a rapid trajectory up, NINA has garnered previous support and plaudits from the likes of PitchforkHuffington PostMTVHillydilly, and Earmilk. In 2015, she toured the East Coast with Erasure, garnering even more praise from Miami New TimesWeLoveDCThe Vinyl District, among others.

“Beyond Memory” artwork 

Hailing from Berlin’s bohemian district Neukölln, NINA began singing at the age of six and moved on to classical training during her teens. Her debut release, We Are The Wild Ones (2013), garnered great media attention. The track was used in SyFy’s supernatural hit TV series Being Human (Season 4), which exposed her music to millions of viewers. The official video for We Are the Wild Ones highlighted and premiered by Huffington Post who called the video “hauntingly stylish and sleek like the NINA’s chanteuse-esque vocals.” NINA’s second single My Mistake (2014), was included in HUGO BOSS’ 20 Years Co mpilation available at all HUGO BOSS stores worldwide.  In addition, Mercedes Benz featured that same song on their European TV and radio ads, which were also broadcast in stadiums around Europe.

As she works diligently to complete her debut album with Richard X, 2016 is already set to push her even farther into the spotlight and deeper into international territory. Preselected for the 2016 MIDEM Artist Accelerator program, NINA will be performing at Canadian Music Week in May and before she heads off on another tour supporting German act DE/VISION in October. U.S. dates are currently in the works. 

NINA’s BEYOND MEMORY EP will be released on May 27, 2016 via Aztec Records.  

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