Singer Naomi Cowan is set to release StarGirl, her first full length debut project on June 14th. With A&R direction by Walshy Fire, one third of the popular electronic dance music trio, Major Lazer, the mixtape offers a variation of tracks that showcase Naomi’s growth as an artist, since first releasing music in 2016.
Featuring two previously released singles “Energy” which New York Times called an “ingenious, multi-leveled mesh of syncopations and silences” and “Lucky Me” featuring Runkus and The Wixard, which premiered on FADER last month, Naomi will soon release a third track titled “Glowing” on the same day, a track she mentions is the most autobiographical of the mixtape. “Aside from the fact that the song title is ‘Glowing’- it’s not your standard ‘beauty comes from the inside’ track – it’s a statement song that might make someone upset or look at you twice for being that brazen & confident,” Naomi says. “I wholeheartedly believe that you have to bet on yourself, and that takes an unwavering belief in who you are & what you bring to the table,” she concludes.
The three tracks, all different in musical nature, preview to the versatility of the project overall. With production by heavy hitters like Izy Beats, The Wixard, Jamie Rodigan, Tessellated, JusBus, Natural High, Sean Alric, Dutty Rock and Circa Eleven, current fans and new listeners alike will find that the mixtape redefines the limitations of quintessential reggae music.
In 2020, Walshy Fire and Naomi had a meeting of the minds, where they agreed to release a series of music in a profound way leading to the idea of an alternate galaxy where her music would live. StarGirl begins the galactic journey with 13 sonically and lyrically innovative tracks with features from Kes, Jesse Royal, Tessellated and more. An EP will follow in late Summer.
“When we met, Naomi had great energy, a serious work ethic, was super fun to be around and had a great voice,” said Walshy. “So, I think at some point across these meetings, we just started making enough music that it was like, maybe we should put together a project,” he continued.
Born from music royalty, Daughter of Gospel singer Carlene Davis and producer/songwriter Tommy Cowan, Naomi has always had music running through her blood. Perfectly balancing her energetic persona with lyrics that uplift, motivate and simply make you want to sing and dance along, Naomi’s music fills a void in Caribbean-ish r&b music that icons such as Rihanna and Nicki Minaj have made so popular.
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