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néomí returns with captivating new single ‘Red Balloon’

Following the release of her highly-praised debut EP before earlier this summer, néomí, aka Surinamese/Dutch folk-pop singer-songwriter Neomi Speelman, has now returned to unveil her captivating new single ‘red balloon’.

Although she aims to capture more of that warm and rousing aesthetic she conjured during her initial collection, ‘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.

Speaking about the offering, she said, “‘red balloon’ was written in the winter of 21. I’d moved into a new home together with my boyfriend and we were going through a tough time. He suggested we write a song together so we went to the piano, sat down having not discussed a lot, and just let the music speak. Little did we know we were writing a break-up song as we parted a couple of months later. Maybe we did know, but we were just very content at that moment creating a song together. I still love that man very much, but love is a very complicated thing as you might understand. The song wasn’t finished so months later I decided to finish it up with a good friend of mine. I gave it a twist, as my heart literally burst like a red balloon at that time. Now I just hope that one day I’ll be lifted like a beautiful red balloon that didn’t rip open.

“The song is about knowing you love someone very much, knowing you want to be with someone still, knowing it doesn’t work out the way you want to, knowing that it might be over soon, trying to hold on, trying to let go, losing yourself and for that reason hoping that one day you can cope with the fact you let that one person go and feel gracious again without them.”

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