Track Of The Day 23/1 – Naomi Sharon

'Another Life' / 'Celestial'

Naomi Sharon’s creativity sits at the intersection between R&B songwriting and spirituality, absorbing influences from visual arts in the process. A melting point of different aspects, she’s developed something utterly true to her, with Naomi’s songwriting holding a mirror up to her own life.

Drake has long been a fan, and over the weekend Naomi Sharon finally confirmed news of her signing to OVO Sound. The support of the powerhouse label follows some outstanding independent work, including exemplary singles ‘Hills’ and ‘Daughter of the Sun‘.

News of the signing was matched to a double-single, and ‘Another Life’ / ‘Celestial’ very much feel as though they’re a pair. Heavily atmospheric R&B songwriting, her innate musicality is married to an empathetic emotional streak.

As such, ‘Another Life’ brims with feeling, at once classic – she grew up listening to Nina Simone and Sadé – but also pensive, and forward-facing. Alongside this, ‘Celestial’ leans further into those moody studio effects, wisps of melodies forming something abstract, but endlessly enticing.

The start of something powerful and new, ‘Another Life’ / ‘Celestial’ represents the first page in a new chapter for Naomi Sharon. Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Amanda Elise K

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