In the world of folk-pop singer-songwriters, néomí stands out as a genuine and sincere storyteller. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Bon Iver, Ben Howard, Bob Dylan, Phoebe Bridgers, The Paper Kites, and Novo Amor, néomí, also known as Neomi Speelman, has consistently woven authentic narratives into dreamy soundscapes that pay homage to classic folk songwriters, both old and new.
Neomi Speelman’s journey into music has been nothing short of a heartfelt diary entry. Every song she crafts is an honest reflection of her experiences, and she hopes that her listeners can connect with the raw emotion she pours into her music. Her musical evolution began with her first EP, a time capsule that harks back to simpler days. Listening to it, she finds solace, and she hopes her audience does too.
Fresh off the heels of her second EP after, which dropped in April, néomí is back with “your girl”. This new track effortlessly carries the singer’s distinct musical identity, blending indie folk and pop elements into a captivating sonic experience.
“your girl” welcomes listeners with the familiar warmth of néomí’s dreamy folk sound. It’s a sonic journey that envelops you in its tender embrace right from the first note. As the song progresses, her vocals soar, particularly in the chorus, showcasing her prowess.
But it’s not just the musicality that captivates; it’s the lyrics. The singer lyrically delves into the complexity of identity and the impact of others’ opinions. In her own words, “bad girl era incoming. metaphorically becoming someone else’s girl because of their opinion about you. for the ones who need to hear a message like that.”
“your girl” is more than just a song; it’s a message of empowerment and self-discovery. It speaks to those who have grappled with the weight of external judgment and the journey to reclaim their own identity. In the ever-shifting landscape of self-expression and authenticity, néomí’s music stands as a beacon of light, guiding us to embrace our true selves.