In 2016 I had the pleasure of listening to Naomi’s debut release. I found her enchanting voice, bewitching lyrics and artistic intensity really compelling. I still want to make her next record! She’s all heart & soul! ”

— Steve Greenwell, producer for Joss Stone

Short biog 

Naomi made her debut in music in 2013 with the single "Let You Go" signed to Sleazy Deep Records. A hit in Ibiza nightclubs and the radio, the thing that most listeners commented on was the “sexiness” of the vocal. With the dark timbres of a smokey voice, Naomi can weave between the low and high ranges, a technique she uses to create a contrasting haunting sound in the backing vocals against a strong velvety lead voice. Influenced by mysticism, Stevie Nicks and Kate Bush, Naomi seeks to unearth the spiritual world and bridge the gap between classical vocals and contemporary music. 

After embarking on her debut EP, ‘Intuition’, with producer Thomas Peters (Matt Cardle), she moved into alternative synth pop. Her first single off the record “Dream Lover” was picked up by BBC Introducing and added to their playlist, Future Radio and added to theirs, and a semi-finalist in the UK Songwriting Competition. Two further tracks from the EP were picked up by the BBC again: “Dance of Life is another level”, said Gary Standley, of BBC Introducing. The tracks were mixed by Darryl Neudorf (Neko Case and Sarah McLachlan) and Peter J Moore (Joni Mitchell, Neil Young). All videos by award-winning producer-director Dean Arnett. 

 

Long biog 

Naomi's voice and career has been growing leaps and bounds since the release of her first single "Let You Go" in 2013. Signed to Sleazy Deep records. Popular in Ibiza nightclubs and on the radio, the track was only the beginning of a career exploring those dark tones.

Her debut EP, ‘Intuition’, produced by Thomas Peters (Matt Cardle), sees her move into alternative synth-pop. Her first single off the record “Dream Lover” was picked up by BBC Introducing and added to their playlist, Future Radio and added to theirs, and a semi-finalist in the UK Songwriting Competition. Two further tracks from the EP were picked up by the BBC again: “Dance of Life is another level”, said Gary Standley, of BBC Introducing. The tracks were mixed by Darryl Neudorf (Neko Case and Sarah McLachlan) and Peter J Moore (Joni Mitchell, Neil Young). All videos by award-winning producer-director Dean Arnett. 

Ethnically Indian and British-Canadian, Naomi's background and nomadic childhood, has fueled the creation of a haunting and mysterious brand of music that draws on folk, trip-hop and choral sounds. She talks of the unseen and spiritual worlds, but sets her lyrics against a combined acoustic instrumentation and electronic beat; while her operatic backing vocals rise and float above a soulful and velvety lead voice. Dramatic, intense and captivating, her music is alive with spiritually infused ideas and the contemporary edge of alternative-pop.

Starting at age 12 in her school choir, it was quickly apparent that Naomi's voice was something special. Classical training began and with it, the recommendations of her teachers to pursue a career in opera. She would perform in solos, duets, concerts and musicals and win numerous school prizes and awards for her performances. But opera wasn't the route Naomi wanted to take.

After pursuing a range of musical styles, such as Jazz and Pop, Naomi still felt that there was more to unearth in her music. She felt drawn to the natural world, as though the spirit of nature was calling her and with it, the inspiration to start writing her own songs on the piano. And it was in her lyrics that her soundscapes truly had space to emerge.

Mystical, haunting and driven by spiritual interest, Naomi's world is one of ghosts, dreams, demons and intuition. As these themes started to emerge, Naomi was able to draw out the beats of her urban dwellings, the sirens of Indian instruments and the choral harmonies of her vocal training to create a sound that is both contemporary and antique. "I felt like Mother Nature was calling me to music, as though from the heavens."

Drawing on her extensive travels and spiritual roots, Naomi seeks answers to the philosophical questions that permeate all our lives, infused with the grit of city life. Here is a controlled singer, who has deviated from straight classics to deliver a haunting, complex vocal that is lyrically deep, but upbeat and unexpectedly edgy. 

 

Media quotes 

"Dream Lover, so good, I kept dancing round the office when I heard it." Jay Lawrence, BBC Introducing. 

"Dance of Life is another level." Gary Standley, BBC

"Naomi’s songs touch on the spiritual, mystical worlds of her Celtic and Asian heritage to create a new kind of Alternative/Pop" Future Radio

"In 2016 I had the pleasure of listening to Naomi’s debut release. I found her enchanting voice, bewitching lyrics and artistic intensity really compelling. I still want to make her next record! She’s all heart & soul!" Steve Greenwell, producer for Joss Stone 

 

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