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néomí announces debut album somebody’s daughter alongside new single ‘someone new’

After dazzling us with her impactful breakthrough EPs before and after in recent years, néomí, aka Surinamese/Dutch folk-pop singer-songwriter Neomi Speelman, has now announced her long-awaited debut album somebody’s daughter is set for release on May 3 via [PIAS], showcased by the tender new single ‘someone new’.

Featuring the record’s previously shared title-track, somebody’s daughter sees néomí expand the stripped-back and acoustic-led aesthetic of her infancy to explore a more varied and multifaceted sound throughout. Regularly adopting a broader and more euphoric direction here, this new LP aims to brighten and illuminate her already powerful and emotive sound to date.

The album is produced by Will Knox, a long-time collaborator with néomí who was also present during the writing and recording of her first two EPs. The album’s themes follow néomí’s journey through adolescence, young adulthood and newly found womanhood. somebody’s daughter presents 11 chapters in néomí’s coming of age story which follows a young woman’s journey through trust, love, and ultimately self-healing through reflection.

Previewed by the new lead offering ‘someone new’, we see the artist in a renewed and revitalised state throughout. Doubling down on that euphoric energy she has been adopting lately, she looks to open-up more than ever before, resulting in a truly welcoming and intimate listen at every turn.

Talking about ‘someone new’, she said, “‘someone new’ is basically a love letter to my therapist. How, at first, I hated the fact I was put in a category which I thought I didn’t belong to. Since those first encounters things have changed. I am grateful I’ve learned so much about myself and life in general. Most importantly I’ve learned how to deal with other people and, in the process of everything, become ‘someone new’ who is taking responsibility for their own actions and owning them. It was a relief to understand it’s never only ‘you’ in the story as a story is, almost always, double sided. I’m sure we all experience something like this in our time on this odd planet. It’s a song about not wanting to open up because to work on yourself requires going through pain which is the hardest thing in life. But I understand now working on improving yourself, no matter how painful it can be to remember the past, is the most important job there is.”

somebodys daughter:

  1. somebody’s daughter
  2. your girl
  3. garden
  4. someone new
  5. i forgot to tell you
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  8. so i let you (15th of june – evening)
  9. talk shit
  10. low
  11. i’m not afraid of dying
  12. could’ve been mine
  13. all you do is leave (15th of june – night)

Photo credit: Sophie Paris

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