Nilüfer Yanya Announces “Feeling Lucky? Remix EP”
July 20, 2021
Nilüfer Yanya released the three-song EP Feeling Lucky? late last year to worldwide praise, and today she announces the Feeling Lucky? Remix EP, featuring reimaginings of each song by Swedish electropop stars Little Dragon, rising R&B singer, songwriter, and producer keiyaA, and acclaimed London producer Kwes, who has previously worked with Solange, Kelela, and Tirzah. “The soundtrack to your summer has arrived!,” says Yanya. “I’m a massive fan of all the artists and really honoured they took the time to put their own unique spin on each track. Hope all 3 remixes lift your mood like they have mine.” The EP will be out August 18 on ATO Records, and today Yanya shares keiyaA’s remix of “Day 7.5093.” “It was an incredible challenge to re-harmonize this record using Nilufer’s melodies as my guide,” says keiyaA. “Nilufer is an excellent songwriter and I was thrilled to be asked to do this remix.” Listen below and pre-order the EP HERE.
Feeling Lucky? is the follow-up to Yanya’s renowned 2019 debut album Miss Universe. Fresh off a year touring in support of Miss Universe, Yanya wrote the three new songs during a period of introspection and downtime in the early stages of the pandemic. In an interview with NPR’s Weekend Edition, she reflected, “What’s this whole music thing again? Why am I doing this? I didn’t realize how much of my validation lies in being able to do music all the time.” The EP was released in December 2020 to instant acclaim from fans and critics alike. The New York Times called the EP’s first single “Crash” “a bit like a mid-90s alt-rock radio hit that never was,” and AV Club called the EP “a pop-rock miracle.” “Nilüfer Yanya’s melodies have a pull so strong they almost necessitate their own law of physics,” raved Pitchfork, and the Fader praised Yanya’s “keen ear for emotional pop and devil horn-worthy guitar work.” Yanya gave a rare stripped-down performance for NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) concert series, where she premiered “Day 7.5093,” and then enlisted her full band for a thunderous performance of “Crash” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Feeling Lucky? track “Same Damn Luck” will be featured in this week’s episode of Gossip Girl on HBO Max on July 22.
Nilüfer Yanya will return to the stage for Pitchfork Music Festival London, co-headlining Hackney Church on November 13 with Moses Boyd and supported by Emma-Jean Thackray, and cktrl. Tickets are available HERE.