Nilüfer Yanya Returns To Her Istanbul Roots In “H34T RISES”

“Heat Rises” reimagined

Photo: Molly Daniel

Nilüfer Yanya pays homage to her father’s hometown Istanbul in new video “H34T RISES,” directed by her own sister Molly Daniel. It’s a slick anthem where Nilüfer’s vocals bloom as the pumping beats take you on a journey. “H34T RISES” is actually the reimagined version of her original track “Heat Rises,” which is from her acclaimed debut record Miss Universe. “H34T RISES” still features Nilüfer’s first guitar teacher The Invisible’s Dave Okuma on both production and backing choruses. Enjoy:

On the video, Director Molly Daniel shared, “Me and Nilufer hadn’t considered shooting in Istanbul, but once the thought had entered our head we wanted to stick with it. I felt like Istanbul would really fit the concept and it was really nice to be able to work with a female led and Turkish crew. I remember finding out my mum was pregnant with Nilufer when we lived in Istanbul, so returning to work there together as adults really felt like we had come full circle.”

Yanya added, “I thought whilst I was making Miss Universe – ‘WWAY Health is out to get us, they’re the bad guys.’ But when it came to making the video for Heat Rises it dawned on me that the enemy tends to be better disguised!”

Nilüfer will be hitting the road soon, so go see her:

10/09: Foro Indie Rocks – Mexico City, MX

10/18: SWN Festival – Wales, UK

10/19: Simple Things Festival – Bristol, UK

10/22: Atlas – Aarhus, DK

10/23: Vega – Musikkens Hus, Lille Vega – Copenhagen, DK

10/24: Banhof Pauli – Hamburg-nord, DE

10/25: Under Your Skin Festival – Utrecht, NL

10/27: Festsaal Kreuzberg – Berlin, DE

10/29: Turbinezall de Centrale – Ghent, BE

10/30: Luxor – Koln, DE

11/01: Pitchfork Festival – Paris, FR

11/10: O2 Empire Shepherds Bush – London, UK

11/22: Super Bock Festival – Lisbon, PT

11/24: Sala El Solo – Madrid, ES

11/25: Razzmatazz – Barcelona, SP

12/07: Fairgrounds Festival – Berry NSW, AU