Nilufer Yanya Debuts '70s-Cult-Inspired Music Video for 'Thanks 4 Nothing'
Nilüfer Yanya is one of the many young, talented artists coming out of London this year, and her latest single “Thanks 4 Nothing” definitely delivers.
The song is poignant and simple and succinctly hits on some of the most relatable emotions that come post-breakup. Teary-eyed, Yanya sings, “Too soon, too fast, like a picture to remind us this new thing won’t last.” Its corresponding video delivers a slightly more complex story, adding a storyline that features Yanya as a cult leader. As she describes it, “nothing really goes to plan and nothing really happens.”
But the occult '70s vibe does carry relevance to the idea of a breakup.
"It's a weird song for me because I feel like every time I work on it or talk about it I re-manifest the situation! But that's why the whole cult/superstitious thing works so well in the video, because I'm trying to escape some kind of (inescapable) fate,” she told Billboard via email.
Watch the video below:
Yanya will headline her first European and U.K. tour starting in April. Tickets are available on her official site. As for when fans in the U.S. can expect Yanya, it seems her Stateside breakthrough shouldn’t take much longer.
March 9-18 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
April 9 - Paris, FR @ Le Pop Up Du Label
April 10 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
April 11 - Antwerp, BE @ TRIX
April 12 - Hamburg, DE @ Mojo Club
April 13 - Berlin, DE @ Auster Club
April 25 - Istanbul, TR @ Babylon
May 18 - Brighton, GB @ The Great Escape
May 19 - Cardiff, GB @ Buffalo Bar
May 20 - Manchester, GB @ Deaf Institute
May 21 - Birmingham, GB @ The Sunflower Lounge
May 22 - Barrow-In-Furness, GB @ Barrow Library
May 23 - Glasgow, GB @ Broadcast
May 24 - Leeds, GB @ Brudenelll Social Club
May 29 - London, GB @ Village Underground