People always say it takes years to discover their passion in life.
But for 17 year-old Nina Nesbitt, she knew almost immediately that music was her true calling.
“I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a musician; I constantly wrote songs and still to this day my life revolves around music.”
And it was that overwhelming love for music that spurred her towards a career as a singer/songwriter. But how does the young Edinburgh artist feel about going from studying music at college to playing festivals and touring with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Example?
“It was quite a shock as I never expected to make a career out of music. It all seemed to happen so quickly, but the realisation that my dream was coming true was unbelievable!”
“Touring Europe was fantastic, the European fans are so welcoming and as a whole it was an incredible experience.”
“Rockness was my first big festival, but I think the excitement killed off any nerves I had. Obviously I knew this would be a lot different to regular shows, but the whole atmosphere was amazing, and I feel that the buzz I got from playing a festival can’t be beaten!”
Releasing her newest EP ‘The Apple Tree’ earlier this year, Nina has received a lot of enthusiasm and attention of the EP, just signing to Universal this year.
“Signing to Universal was something I never imagined happening. I’m still in disbelief about it now!”
Half Swedish, half Scottish, the 17-year-old Nesbitt hails from Edinburgh and has been classed as a cross between Kate Nash and Laura Marling. And yet to pigeonhole her in such a convenient slot belies her undeniable talent because in many ways she remains a unique prospect.
She has an enchanting voice, is clearly capable of knocking out a decent tune and if that wasn’t enough, she is also attractive to boot!
But what does the young musician do outside of her newfound career?
“I don’t have a life outside of music. My hobby is and will always be music. Whether it be writing my own songs or producing other peoples, everything about me is music.”
Charming and down-to-earth, it’s safe to say that Nina Nesbitt is ready to blossom in a business that is nothing short of perfect for her. So what does the future hold for her?
“A new album hopefully in late summer! And of course: more touring! I hope to make to Japan one day soon as it’s always been a country I’ve aspired to visit, so what better way to visit it then to play a show there!”
We think she could be one to watch over the coming months.
The Apple Tree EP is available now to download from iTunes.
Paden R Vaughan