Caggie Meets: Nina Nesbitt

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Nina Nesbitt is back with a killer new track called “Chewing Gum.” I have a feeling 2016 is going to be a huge year for her! Here’s a little Q&A I did with the Scottish star.

Caggie: Your latest single “Chewing Gum” is so catchy, who did you write this record with and can you tell us a bit about the process?

Nina: I wrote it with two of my best mates Dan Lancaster and Sam Preston. We formed a little writing team and always have a great time making music together. It just feels like hanging out with your mates and not awkward or clinical which a lot of writing sessions tend to feel. It basically started with Sam on synth and me saying I wanted to think of a ‘kiddie’ metaphor to represent something darker. The song kind of wrote itself between us and started off pretty slow. It got sped up about 12bpm and that’s when I was like ah this feels like the first single. I think there are probably better songs to come but I felt like Chewing Gum made a statement and felt like the right returning song.

Caggie: Your sound has definitely become more electronic and the sound is much bigger, who would you say has influenced you?

Nina: I think living in London has really influenced me. The feel of it is exciting, energetic, gritty, dark, buzzing etc and I really wanted to capture that in the music. I also have come to the terms with the fact that I love pop music. And that’s what I’m going to make for this album. I love the sonics of The Weeknd and a lot of modern pop albums. I think also a lot of angsty songwriters have influenced me such as Alanis Morissette and Debbie Harry, it’s made me realise I don’t need to censor my music or how I feel, I can just be honest.

Caggie: What can we expect from the album?

Nina: It’s going to be a pop album. It’s going to sonically have one feel but will be a mix of upbeat songs and a few ballads (of course). It’s also just not going to hold back lyrically. I’m still writing it so it’s hard for me to say exactly right now.

Caggie: What’s your favourite track from the album and why?

Nina: I couldn’t pick until it’s fully written to be honest. I’ll have to wait and see. One of my recent favourites is Things I Say When You Sleep which I wrote the other month because the lyrics are really personal and rambling.

Caggie: Who would be at your dream dinner party, dead or alive?

Nina: Michael Jackson, Debbie Harry, Alanis Morissette and Prince. I think it could make for an interesting evening?

Caggie: What era would you live in if you could pick one?

Nina: The 80s. It was such an amazing time for pop music.

Caggie: How would you describe your musical style?

Nina: Awkward pop.

Caggie: What is your favourite quote/ motto to live by?

Nina: Oh I couldn’t really pick one. My mood changes daily aswell, but I think something that is always important to remember is to be kind to people, and don’t take anything seriously.

Caggie: Describe yourself in three words.

Nina: Driven, awkward, creative

Caggie: what makes you happy?

Nina: Writing songs that I love. Food. Yoga. Kittens. People I love. Touring.

Caggie: Tell us something about yourself no one knows?

Nina: My favourite new food is cous cous.

Listen to Chewing Gum here:

See more from Nina here:

Twitter: @ninanesbitt

Facebook: /ninanesbittmusic

Instagram: @ninanesbitt

2 Comments

  1. Sarah Clark February 5, 2016 / 12:20 am

    Absolutely love this blog! Been a fan since MIC and have followed your endeavors since ISWAI and beyond, you’re an incredible inspiration to me Caggie!
    Keep up the fabulous work and pursuing your dreams, everything you do seems to be touched with authenticity which is very hard to come by these days…! This website definitely shows your shine through and through.
    If you ever get the chance, you should check out the blog Sweden With Love (noticed you liked the Swedes). It’s an amazing lifestyle website filled with beautiful bits from interior design to photography, celeb interviews and more. It’s run by a good friend of mine and a wonderful woman- Ulrica Wihlborg.

    Here’s the link to her website: http://www.swedenwithlove.com
    and instagram: @ulricawihlborg
    [mine is @gapteefs 😉 😉 ;)]

    Would love to see you two collaborate, the creativity/aesthetic/woman-power there would be incredible!
    Again best of luck and all the love! x

  2. caggie February 6, 2016 / 8:01 am

    THANK YOU!!! caggie xx

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