Nazneen Rahman is a London based singer-songwriter and scientist. She writes songs about your life, about everyone's life.
From the mundane to the magical. Her lyrically driven songs capture you with rich storytelling and velvet vocals that listeners describe as emotional, honest, tender, intimate. Her songs are like conversations with old friends.
Nazneen has committed her working life to cancer research. Music has been an equal passion which she started sharing with debut album 'Can't Clip My Wings' in 2014 followed by 'Answers No Questions' in 2017 and 'I'm Too Old to Die Young' in 2019. Together these make 'The BitterSweet Trilogy' and chart life's journey through changes, choices, and chances. Three of the songs made the finals of the UK Songwriting Competition. And 'I'm Too Old to Die Young' was a bestselling album on Bandcamp.
In 2020, Nazneen created has her most ambitious work. 'Together Apart' is a real-time exploration of how the pandemic altered who we are, what we want, what we need, and what we hope for.
It includes a 9 track album of 5 storysongs (narrated stories set to music) and 4 songs and a book. It was written in, and inspired by, life in lockdown.
It may make you cry. It may make you hopeful. It will make you think. It will make you feel.
“Nazneen sings her wonderful songs in an intimate way making you feel she is singing just for you.”
“It's rare to come across a songwriter who's content is so powerfully magnetic. Nazneen’s vocal capacity is tremendous and she is so pure, vivid and authentic in everything she sings.”
“Nazneen's voice is like liquid honey, soothing away the cares of this strange world. ”
— Tom, listener
What do you need to be happy?
Have the crazy events of 2020 changed how you feel about happiness?
I wrote Happy Ever After on Day 10 of lockdown.
It was my birthday.
And the day the crisis made my heart bleed.
'Just 13', tells the story behind this song. Hear it here.
The New Hopefuls 4:150:00/4:15
How do you feel about the future?
Are you anxious, hopeful, both?
I am both. My feelings change and that's all right. To be expected in these chaotic times. I go with the flow.
But how I act, how I want to act for the future stays the same.
It is my pact with myself. It is my gift to myself.
And if I waver, I sing this song.
'Making Breaking Rules' tells the story behind this song. Hear it here.