To some people, pop is a dirty word. Thankfully, those people are ignorant. When done well, pop music can offer as much pleasure, depth and quality as any other genre. And if you’re looking for an independent example, 19 year old songwriter Naomi is a good place to start.
Her new EP ‘Take Back the Power’ is out on April 22nd, and just the latest in a string of releases which show real strength for one of such a young age. It helps no doubt that production duties are shared by John McLaughlin (Busted, 911, Westlife), Dave Thomas (Echo And The Bunnymen) and Jud Mahoney (Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey). Between them, these three experienced campaigners have taken Naomi’s songs and made them into real contenders.
At the foundation of it all though is a talented young lady with a lot to say. Fingers crossed there will be more to hear soon. Long live pop music.