néomí is the moniker for folk-pop singer-songwriter Neomi Speelman who writes authentic and sincere stories backed by dreamy soundscapes inspired by classic folk songwriters, old and new alike. Writing songs has been second nature to her since she first picked up the guitar. Her debut ep ‘before’ was released earlier this year, and has since garnered one million streams and 100k monthly listeners since its release, as well as recently landing her first global Apple Music playlists in ‘Breaking Singer/Songwriter’ and ‘New in Singer-Songwriter’.
“Writing my songs is like keeping a diary. Everything I sing is sincere and I hope that people hear the honesty. My first ep came very naturally. It marks a time before things got heavy and remind me of my juvenile me when life was simple. Listening to it puts my mind at ease, I hope it does the same to you” she says.
Although she aims to capture more of that warm and rousing aesthetic she conjured during her initial collection, her new single ‘red balloon’ sees her embark on the next sonic phase in her career so far. Maintaining another beautifully wistful and alluring texture throughout, she builds upon her heartfelt direction to date and delivers a wonderfully mesmerising return in the process.
néomí has been selected to perform at ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) in January 2023!
This is a ‘Popronde Highlight’ stream! Our favourite artists from the 2022 Popronde will showcase their talents during a week filled with three livestreams. Other artists performing are Mood Bored and Baardvader.