Durban-born Yung Nasa is here to feed your nostalgia by tapping into the early 2000s popular punk and pop-rock genre for his new single Summer Nights.
Yung Nasa, whose real name is Jamie Ollerhead, is already known for hits such as Cold and On God.
Inspiration for Yung Nasa’s ‘Summer Nights’
Summer Nights is inspired, quite literally, by the “summer nights I’ve had,” explains Yung Nasa. “The experiences, the friends, the weather. All the good things about a classic summer’s night.”
He takes the nostalgic feeling one step further with the song speaking in the past tense as he reminisces over the experiences of a perfect summer.
Incorporating the old and the new in his sound, the talented artiste describes it as a “new-age Avril Lavigne or Simple Plan.” Certain elements of the punk, pop-rock genre are recreated in his music while still bringing a new and fresh approach to it.
New to the music industry, Yung Nasa has his sights set on making an impact. After a life-changing accident steered his own life on a different course, he wants to remind people to never take anything for granted.
‘Music saved my life’
“I mean to put it simply, the accident rendered me incapable of doing what I thought I was meant to do and as cliché as it sounds, music saved my life,” he explains.
While his life went in a direction that may have been unexpected to him, he believes it was what he was meant to find.
“If an accident like that has taught me anything, it’s that life is short and all I want now is to bring a bit of happiness to those around me. If my music can do that for people, then that’s already a win for me.”
The secret to his success? Who you surround yourself with. “Regardless of what I’m doing in my life, having a supportive team around me to help guide me makes the world of a difference,” he shares.
Forced to return back to South Africa after his accident, the Box of Chocolates hitmaker found a partnership and close friendship with J Molley, whom he cites as an inspiration. He says, “The team I have now managed to surround myself with has allowed us to create some of the most amazing things together.”
2022 will be a year of hearing more from this talent! “I’ll be releasing an entire body of work at the beginning of next year. We’ve worked on this project for about under a year now and I’m very excited to showcase this body of work to the world,” he promises.
Listen to Summer Nights on YouTube here. Stay up to date with Yung Nasa on his social media – @nasawrld.