Nina Nesbitt’s new single ‘Chewing Gum’ has been on repeat in my house since she released it. With lyrics such as ‘I’m a made up mess in a backless dress’, how could you not love it?
Her debut album ‘Peroxide’ came out last February. Brilliant songs like ‘Mr C’ and ‘The Hardest Part’ showed off her talents as a songwriter. Yet with a guitar in hand, she was swept aside with so many artists having this same acoustic/indie style.
But with ‘Chewing Gum’, Nesbitt’s undergone a drastic transformation. The image of the sweet doe-eyed girl singing love songs has gone. Instead it’s been replaced with a much grittier artist whose changed view on life since reaching her 20’s is clear. Singing ‘baby I’m just chewing gum until the flavours done’, Nesbitt expertly showcases the casual relationships of someone in their early twenties. While you’re discovering what you want, your relationships are more fleeting, and Nesbitt captures this period of life perfectly in ‘Chewing Gum’.
It’s not just an image change, with a shorter, edgier haircut, that Nesbitt’s showing. The acoustic guitar has been removed in favour of synthesisers. Many fans have compared her to Demi Lovato due to her slicked back short hair in the ‘Chewing Gum’ video. But the real similarity is the mixture between pop and rock found in Lovato’s ‘Cool For the Summer’ is also found in Nesbitt’s new song.
Speaking of the video, it’s another win for Nesbitt. The way it’s shot, and the story that goes alongside it, matches the lyrics brilliantly. The various relationships in the video fade in and out of each other, as the people in the relationships change and move on. It’s also nice to finally see some relationships other than heterosexual ones being shown. It’s about time.
If this new single is anything to go by, Nesbitt’s soon going to be a major player in the music industry.
Look out for her EP ‘Modern Love’ available on the 5th February.
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Article written by Jennifer Richards.