‘Älskar’: nothing but love for this album

On Sept. 2, Nina Nesbitt released her third album titled, Älskar, meaning to love or adore. It is available on Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and YouTube Music.

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On Sept. 2, Nina Nesbitt released her third album titled, Älskar, meaning to love or adore. It is available on Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and YouTube Music.

Nina Nesbitt

Älskar is Swedish for love or admiration, and fans should love Nina Nesbitt’s third album. Released Sept. 2, each of the album’s 12 pop tracks are a work of art. 

Throughout the album, Nesbitt has a soft voice that portrays beautifully in every song she sings on “Alskar.” One of the most notable songs this is shown in is “When You Lose Someone,” which not only shows how good her voice is, but the range of it.

Accompanied by her beautiful singing, the instrumentals in every song were breathtaking. With a mix of piano, guitar and violin throughout the album, each track is an instrumental surprise. “Colours of You” was by far one of the best songs that did this. While the majority of the song was sung with a piano background, at certain points of the song, a violin would fade in and out. This made the song one of the most mesmerizing on the album. 

Past the vocals and instrumentals, “Älskar” is still incredible based on the meanings of each song alone. Throughout the 38 minutes of the album, topics ranging from love to loss to heartbreak to living life to the fullest are covered in creative ways. For example, the song “Older Guys” was one of the ones that had a truly powerful meaning. Now that she is older, Nesbitt reflects on the past and realizes that things should have been different, with the overall meaning that people should not do things they are not comfortable with to please others. 

Perhaps the only song that does not measure up to the rest of the album is “Dinner Table,” which was just not as catchy and memorable as others. However, even though it was the worst song on “Älskar,” it is still better than most artists’ best.  

“Älskar” is definitely an album everyone should listen to. With Nesbitt’s transfixing voice and instrumentals, there is “No Time” to waste.

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