NINA JUNE // BON VOYAGE
Nina June is an Amsterdam based artist and songwriter who found inspiration for her songs during a 700-mile solitary walk through France and Spain. Here she would listen to the film music of Thomas Newman (American Beauty) and Michael Nyman (The Piano), as well as the ethereal pop of Rhye and Zero7. During this trip, Nina experienced life at its most pure and basic.
On March 23rd, 2018, she released her album Bon Voyage in a sold out Paradiso Amsterdam. Her music had been heard by millions of ears through Spotify by that time already. The album is a display of Nina's view of the world; 'It's about the hidden loneliness of our generation. We are all young, beautiful and talented. But also searching. For love, freedom, and our personal mission. We have never been so interconnected, yet we are alone on this journey. Bon Voyage is a greeting to everyone who faces this quest.'
Bon Voyage was mainly self produced by Nina and her musical companion Lieuwe Roonder. To finish the album, Nina worked with Tim Bran (London Grammar, Paul McCartney, Birdy) in London. They combine both classical organic elements and modern electronic production. The result: a series of atmospheric, cinematic pop songs.
After a successful club tour throughout the Netherlands and a showcase at the Indie Week New York, Nina receives the "Zilveren Notekraker" in Paradiso in September 2018, an award for the most remarkable artistic accomplishment of the past year.
'Impassioned and heartfelt, she forwards a particularly sultry, alluring brand of urbane pop which calls to mind the likes of Massive Attack and Zero7 - with lush electronics and sensual seductive vocals' - Black Book (New York, US)
'Vocally, Nina June evokes comparisons with Ane Brun and Agnes Obel, but her artistic vision paints itself from a very different emotional palate to create a unique and poignant sound' - Electronic North (UK)
'the piano ballad brings forth ideas of London Grammar synced to a plaintive orchestra of Agnes Obel, each swell in movement is purposefully delivered and thoroughly felt. Twinning both classical organic elements to modern electronic production’ - Bitter Sweet Symphonies (UK)
'An album full of highlights" - Out Here All Night (USA)
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This is the one and only BON VOYAGE tote bag, made from organic cotton and child-labour free. It's very strong and well designed.
Official video for Where The Angels, the last single coming from the album BON VOYAGE.