CURRENT MOOD: Nilüfer Yanya’s recent musical obsessions

For her Current Mood, Nilüfer Yanya - english singer-songwriter and one of 2019’s breakout stars - shares the music she can’t stop listening to.

December 05, 2019
CURRENT MOOD: Nilüfer Yanya’s recent musical obsessions

In our Current Mood series, we ask some of our favorite artists to curate a playlist according to a specific theme or mood of their choice. For her Current Mood, one of NPR's Best New Artists of 2019 Nilüfer Yanya shares the music that she's "been listening to a lot recently." Listen to past Current Mood playlists here.


Back in March this year, Nilüfer Yanya's debut album, Miss Universe was released to critical acclaim. Named Rolling Stone's Artist You Need To Know and receiving Best New Music from Pitchfork, the English singer-songwriter is somewhat of a breakout star in 2019. With its unique combination of indie rock guitar grooves and Yanya's soulful alto, the album is a coming of age portrait of universal emotions; the ones we nonchalantly express and the ones we are sometimes too scared to feel. For her Current Mood playlist, Yanya created a In No Particular Order mix, featuring everything from the catchphrase anthemics of Amerie's "1 Thing" to the grimey electronica of Charlotte Adigéry. Currently, Yanya is on tour, visiting Europe and Australia this fall and winter. Listen to Nilüfer Yanya’s CURRENT MOOD playlist above.

Nilüfer Yanya’s Tour Dates
11/19 - London, UK @ 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
11/24 - Madrid, Spain @ TBA
11/25 - Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz

12/4 - Northcote, VIC, Australia @ Northcote Social Club
12/6 - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia @ The Foundry

12/9 - Sydney, NSW, Australia @ Lansdowne Hotel

CURRENT MOOD: Nilüfer Yanya’s recent musical obsessions