Single Review: Nino by Bessie Turner

After a successful year in which she has received critical acclaim from the likes of Zoe Ball and an array of BBC Radio channels, singer-songwriter Bessie turner has now released a beautiful new single entitled ‘Nino’. 

The track is Turner’s first collaboration with Lab Records and ADA/Warner Music, and is professionally polished as a result.

Throughout, it is rhythmically delightful, and the prominent, yet melodically gorgeous guitar chords shimmer on the surface; Turner’s complimenting and yearning vocals give the song a vital, raw edge.

Photo: Chris Driver

Lyrically, Turner explores universal themes such as anxiety and the importance of having people to lean on, and openly explores her very own issues throughout the song. Combining these themes with a light-hearted and dreamy sonic backdrop, ‘Nino’ offers much more when you take the time to delve a little deeper; there’s certainly more than what initially meets the eye.

Speaking about the track, Turner said: ”The song has some well disguised personal references that relate to me…body image, boredom, sex, and that feeling like you want to go into self-destruct mode because of it all. Life can overwhelm and consume everybody and having someone there to give you a push or a boost is sometimes all it takes.’’

The singer goes onto to explain that “‘Nino’ is something my boyfriend calls me when I say I can’t do something, like if I am feeling unconfident about a performance, or something else that I totally have the ability to do, but I feel like I’m not able to, purely because of my own brain.”

‘Nino’ was produced by Richard Woodcraft, who won a Grammy for his work on Radiohead’s iconic album In Rainbows.

Featured Image: Chris Driver

Single Review: Nino by Bessie Turner
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