Nilüfer Yanya Releases New Single “Method Actor” from Her Forthcoming Album

Nilüfer Yanya

Back in April, Nilüfer Yanya introduced us to her single “Like I Say (I Runaway),” which quickly became one of the week’s top tracks, as well as her first release since the widely praised album PAINLESS, hailed as one of the top albums of 2022. Recently, the talented British artist announced that this track would appear on her upcoming album, A Method Actor, set to drop in September. In addition, she released a new single titled “Method Actor,” which has already garnered excellent reviews.

“Method Actor” kicks off with some hauntingly discordant synths that burst into a chorus backed by some downright nasty guitar riffs. Yanya describes A Method Actor as her “most intense album yet,” and so far, it seems to live up to the hype. In a recent press release, she shared some insights into the track, explaining that it was inspired by her research into method acting. According to her, method acting revolves around tapping into a pivotal, possibly life-changing memory. This technique can be emotionally taxing and risky because it involves continuously revisiting that moment, whether positive or negative, to channel the energy that defined you into the character you’re portraying. She draws a parallel to music performance, where evoking the emotion and energy of the song’s creation is crucial each time it’s performed.

Yanya worked on A Method Actor alongside her creative collaborator Wilma Archer, known for his work with artists like Sudan Archives, MF DOOM, and Celeste. The album’s release will be celebrated with a series of tour dates across the US, UK, and EU. Meanwhile, don’t miss out on the “Method Actor” music video.

01 Keep On Dancing
02 Like I Say (I runaway)
03 Method Actor
04 Binding
05 Mutations
06 Ready for Sun (touch)
07 Call It Love
08 Faith’s Late
09 Made Out Of Memory
10 Just A Western
11 Wingspan

09/28 — Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
09/30 — Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/01 — New York, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
10/02 — Boston, MA @ Royale
10/04 — Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
10/05 — Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/06 — Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
10/07 — Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/09 — Nashville, TN @ Basement East
10/10 — Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/11 — Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
10/13 — Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
10/15 — Denver, CO @ Meow Wolf
10/18 — Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre
10/19 — Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
10/20 — Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/22 — San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
10/24 — Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre
11/24 — Brussels, BE @ Botanique Orangerie
11/25 — Amsterdam, NE @ Melkweg Old Hall
11/26 — Berlin, GE @ Kesselhaus
11/28 — Paris, FR @ La Bellevilloise
11/30 — Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
12/02 — Bristol, UK @ Fleece
12/03 — London, UK @ HERE at Outernet
12/04 — Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
12/05 — Manchester, UK @ Academy 2