“In a lot of the songs on the first album, I’m a victim,” she says. “Whereas in this album I wanted to take control and give my music an empowering feel to it.” Part of that empowerment was taking a step back from writing about love. “I often hear songs just about relationships, and that’s cool, but I want to cover a lot of different subjects,” she says. Her own aspirations take center stage on standout “Empire.” “It’s a song about taking control of your own career and your own path,” she says. “Which is something obviously I did—being dropped from a major label, having to work my way back in the music industry and get signed again.”
There’s a rawness to Nesbitt’s vocals here that adds to the album’s intimate, confessional style. Alanis Morissette, she admits, is “someone that has influenced my storytelling.” So much so that the breathless “The Best You Had” is her own tribute to “You Oughta Know,” telling the story of an ex moving on a little too quickly. “I love how brutal she is with her lyrics,” she says.
Throughout The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change’s polished production, there’s a cohesive sound palette that taps into the nostalgia of ’90s R&B. “It’s definitely an album for album listeners,” Nesbitt says. “I’d like people to listen to the journey. I know that’s quite a tall ask in this day and age, but I wanted to make an album that made people feel something.”
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