2018 Countdown | Yeni Nostalji

Yeni Nostalji means ‘New Nostalgia’, and the music is exactly that. Songwriter and vocalist Christina Marie Gleixner hails from Virginia and credits Leonard Cohen, Morissey, and Dolly Parton as influences, yet her music sounds like none of those. Christina learned the Turkish language and chose to write and sing in that language because it felt familiar and unfamiliar at the same time. The result is on of our top picks from 2018 - the self titled debut from Yeni Nostalji, a beautiful blend of cultures and styles that stays with you. Our favorite track is Olumsuz - we don’t know what it means, but we know how it feels. Know what I mean?