My Record Collection - February 2, 2016

My Record Collection by Nina Nesbitt
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My Record Collection by Nina Nesbitt

In My Record Collection, we dig down to the bottom of musicians' souls to find out what the most treasured parts of their record collection are. This week, it's the turn of pop siren Nina Nesbitt, let's see what she's picked out...
 
 
The first record I ever bought with my own money was…
 
"I can't really remember but I remember Eva Cassidy being one of the first CDs my mum showed me and I fell in love with it. I loved 'Songbird' and 'Fields of Gold' and how minimal it was with just mainly acoustic instruments. I've always loved music that makes me feel something and is emotive and I found this record to be just that."
 
 
 
 
The record that made me want to be in a band was…
 
"Anything that was female singer songwriter style. I remember being 15 and hearing Taylor Swift's Fearless album and falling in love with it. I loved that it was just her and an acoustic guitar and felt inspired by that. It reassured me that you don't need expensive production and collaborations to get heard so I bought a £30 guitar from Argos the next day and started learning and writing which resulted in starting my career."
 
 
 
 
The record I've played more than any other is…
 
"Recently; Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette and Beauty Behind The Madness by The Weeknd. My manager recommended Jagged Little Pill and I instantly fell in love with it. I love the honesty of the lyrics and how she doesn't dilute anything. I feel every single word she says and that's what makes it so special to me. Beauty Behind The Madness is my favourite recent record I think, based on the fact it's opened me up to a whole new genre. I like that it ties in pop with other genres and has a darkness to it."
 
 
 
 
The record that always make me feel good is…
 
"Taylor Swift 1989 or Rihanna Loud. Whenever I'm running or going out I'll put on pop music as it makes me happy and feel like I can take on the world."
 
 
 
 
The record I turn to when I'm feeling down is…
 
"I found a song called Saturn by Sleeping At Last a couple months ago and thought it was one of the most beautiful songs I've heard. I love instrumental atmospheric stuff when I'm sad. I love Sigur Ros, Jonsi & Alex's album Riceboy Sleeps is very relaxing and always chills me out. I also love more minimal guitar stuff when I'm down, an old favourite is For Emma by Bon Iver."
 
 
 
 
The record with my favourite cover art is…
 
"I really like Parallel Lines by Blondie. I love the monochrome colour scheme and how they're all still on it without it looking like a cheesy photoshoot. I love Debbie Harry's style and Blondie's artwork. It's got the right balance of class and punk."
 
 
 
 
The record with my favourite title is…
 
"I like it when records are named after places. Whether it be the street, city, place they recorded it or a place that inspired it. For example Abbey Road, you see people visiting that crossing every day and i think that's really cool because it ties a place to the sound. I think people can feel more connected to the record if they can imagine what it looks like."
 
 
 
 
The last record I bought was…
 
"Beauty Behind The Madness and Blue Neighbourhood by Troye Sivan. I love Blue Neighbourhood, I came across Troye Sivan recently and fell in love with his music. I like that the record tells a story of leaving home and entering the world as an adult, I felt like I really connected to it, coming from a small town myself."
 
 
 
 
The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2016 is…
 
"Anti by Rihanna. Rihanna is queen of pop. I really hope it has some bangers that I can scream at the top of my lungs to on a night out."
 
 
 
 
The greatest record of all time is…
 
"I really really couldn't pick. But a few favourite albums I've come across in the last few years are Jagged Little Pill because of the honesty, Beauty Behind The Madness because of The Weeknd's voice and the sound, the 1975 for the sound they captured, Taylor Swift's 1989 because of the amazing pop songs. There's so many more!"
 
 
 
Nina Nesbitt's new album Modern Love will be released on Friday (February 5th). 
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