Surinamese-Dutch folk pop artist néomí has been steadily building momentum since the release of last year’s debut EP, ‘before’.
The singer-songwriter returns today with the announcement of a follow-up record, entitled ‘After’ (out 14th April), alongside the release of sublime new single ‘skipping stone’.
“I remember myself writing this with my dear friend Jesse Koch, while I had just fallen in love with someone. That someone was going through a difficult time, and in those moments of our relationship I felt like a skipping stone: picked up and thrown over the water, as if I was nothing to him. When I was younger my Dad and I would go down to the river in France to find those flat stones and he would try to teach me how to skip them over the water. I always got frustrated doing it and it’s the image that came to my mind when writing this song.”
“I felt so insecure, not about me or my lover individually but the love we had. I couldn’t understand why he wouldn’t allow me to let me in. It felt unfair because I was letting him in, and he just threw me away, like I was his skipping stone to sink somewhere in the lake.”
To date, néomí has garnered praise from the likes of CLASH, The Independent, Under The Radar and Ones To Watch. She headlines Amsterdam’s iconic Paradiso on the 7th May – tickets can be found here.