Sunday ACL Fest 2019 Record Reviews

Nilüfer Yanya

Miss Universe (ATO)

Sunday ACL Fest 2019 Record Reviews

Nilüfer Yanya's riveting debut yields a deftly tangled labyrinth of pop. The London guitarist explores her own inner universe amidst barbed-wire fuzz guitar and on "In Your Head" asserts, "I can think what I want, I can feel what I feel." "Baby Blu" ascends to scintillating dance beats and a breakup, while "Heat Rises" traces the bloom of new feelings and "Melt," punctured with saxophone, begrudgingly trades romance for domesticity. The only misstep comes from spoken interludes about WWAY Health, an unnecessary framing device for a smart, textured zigzag of songwriting. (Sunday, 12:30pm, American Express stage; weekend one only)

***.5

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