‘Really smart but clearly authentic, natural [writing] from the heart’ - Simon Greenway, Vice President ASCAP


'A troubador on the up' - FV Music Blog



Raised as a product of humble Scandinavian heritage and English charm, Nina Sundstrom is a songwriter with strong roots and blossoming capabilities. Growing up in the professional environment of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain while receiving an extensive home education on the folk and blues of the likes of Joni Mitchell, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Neil Young, she has developed a unique blend of musical aptitude and strong lyrical tendencies.

Honing her craft on the famously friendly York open mic scene, Nina discovered an undeniable love for co-writing and collaborative music, in particular playing a role in the development of new artists. After working with renowned singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich on pitches for artists with international success including a group who topped the US billboard charts, the pair worked together to help to develop up-and-coming vocal powerhouse Mitch Sanders. This lead to collaborations with Danny O'Donahue (The Script) and Jonathan Quarmby at RAK studios (James Arthur, Lewis Capaldi), set to be released in 2022. Following on from this, Nina worked with Lucy Rose and Real Kind records to develop new artist Jay Anderson, in particular working on songwriting narrative and vocal technique.

Nina’s writing has also caught the attention of industry critics. She was awarded first place in Unlock Your Talent songwriting competition, with judge Joanna Forbes L’estrange describing her as ‘a rare talent’. In early 2021, she also received the strive award from The Songwriters’ Circle in association with The Roundhouse headed up by Jeff Cohen (ex BMI VP). This achievement recognises and encourages the most promising unsigned songwriting talent.


With sentimentality and thought at the centre of her craft, Nina’s songs sit on an intriguing and emotionally affective perch. Paired with an exceptional ability to hear out a melody and perfectly, yet not always predictably, place lyrics over it, she consistently creates memorable songs which avoid feeling overplayed and cliché but still manage to speak to humanity at its most basic level. Her smart and sensitive approach to working in the writing room as well as life beyond is the hallmark of a promising young writer with the potential to create a catalogue of evergreens in the years to come.



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