Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, radio presenter. Naomi has more than one string to her bow, but one thing she has more than anything is focus.
That focus is why, even at 19, the Manchester girl is tipped for the very top.
“I love singing, playing guitar, piano, ukulele, but my favourite thing to do is to write songs.
I’ve been writing for years and years. I used to just fire them off on spec to people I found on Google, but when I was about 15 I wrote a song for my coursework at school. I sent it off as usual on a whim to various people, but this time it got picked up and went huge really quickly, to the extent I ended up opening my GCSE results live on Daybreak. From then on in, people have been paying attention.”
From an early age, she has been fascinated, not just with music, but with how it was made, who was behind it and what makes it work.
She said: “When I was really young, I was obsessed with Avril Lavigne, like properly obsessed. In later years it was artists who you could tell write their own music and put a lot of themselves into it that really resonated with me, people like Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, as well Adele and Coldplay. I really love how Lorde can be so innovative whilst staying so accessible. That’s something I always try to put into my own music.”
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