Naomi Neuts grew up with musical talents and ignored them in pursuit of the dreams of others, taught that holding down a real job was more important than listening to her own internal guidance. Naomi’s voice, combined with her husband Derek’s composition skills, allow them to now embark on a new journey of self-discovery and creativity. The couple resides in the Northwest region of the United States.
For many years, Naomi sang out of sheer enjoyment, to include choir in college, but never thought she would sing professionally. Being swept up with the rigors of life, to include being a military wife for several years, having children, managing multiple careers, attending and graduating from a 4-year private university, and now attending graduate school, the dream of becoming a singer was challenged by the responsibilities of life.
In early 2013, she decided to take a leap of faith and wrote down lyrics for a concept song, Mosaic, and her dream was finally becoming realized. Teaming up with her husband and business partner, he was able to manifest her vision into a reality, by composing, arranging, and producing the track with technical feedback from Eclectic Studios in Texas. Derek has many years of music training on keyboard and piano and was a music student with Yamaha Music Corporation and university-level instructors across multiple training studios in New England.
Mosiac is a lovely piano induced song that glides with calm majesty. It is like an emotional aural painting tugging at the listener with a sense of wonder. The singing, the instrumental backing, the concept and emotions are all so strong it will leave you in an overwhelmed state of euphoria, struggling to grasp the fullness of this debut track’s achievement.
Naomi has her own distinct style. She sounds like very few singers in the music industry. That’s what makes her so charming. She doesn’t sound like a copycat of some other artist. Sure, similarities can be drawn to both Sarah Brightman and Enya, but that is only because they represent a handful of extremely talented artists who have a profoundly original sound compared to the standard, daily pop-music fare.
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However, what makes Mosaic and Naomi’s angelic soprano voice stand apart from other songs of the same genre is that it simply defies genre. It could be called ‘New Age’ just to fit it in somewhere, but it’s not simply that. What it is, though, is sheer magic; as opposed to, let’s say Enya’s vocal and musical arrangements, which are more layered, haunting and ethereal with the use multiple voices.
Naomi, at least on this composition, showcases one predominant singing voice, which creates a purer, ‘shinier’ sound; making her music appear more magical and chimerical. With the written word, the description of the distinctness between the two performers may seem banal or even non-existent, but the musical differences are substantial in the creation of moods and atmospheres within the aural spectrum.
There is something about the uplifting quality of Naomi performance on Mosaic that brings solace, harmony and balance to the listener, as if she is saying there truly is peace and tranquility to be found within ourselves. It is a beautiful piece of music and vocal bravado, done up in a style that is purely Naomi’s. Mosaic is most deserving of a five-star plus rating…while we attend her future works!
Mosaic – Lyrics by Naomi Neuts. Composed and produced by Derek Neuts. Mastered by Tim Dolbear at Eclectica Studios. Cover Artwork by Wendi Keels.
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