Today we’d like to introduce you to Naomi Sky.
Naomi, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Since I was a little girl, singing has been my passion. I would run around my house singing ABBA and Hilary Duff songs, and my younger sister and I would put on shows in the basement for our parents. We’d choreograph full dance routines to Disney movie soundtracks and our favorite artists, like Hannah Montana and Vanessa Hudgens. The first song I remember singing in my living room was “Dancing Queen” by ABBA.
I didn’t start taking voice lessons until I was about 14 years old, but my dad played the piano at home. I begged him to let me take lessons when I was five, and I started piano lessons that year. When I was about ten years old, I started writing songs. Most of these songs I kept to myself; I didn’t play or sing them for anyone else. I liked that I had space where I could safely express my emotions and process them.
This feeling of having a safe space to express my emotions now plays a huge role in my singing and songwriting process. About two years into college, I realized I wasn’t that great at being vulnerable, even with the people I love. It was almost like I was afraid to express what I was feeling deep down inside because I was afraid of how they would react. Songwriting became therapeutic for me, allowing me to express my emotions safely, with no fear of what anyone else would say or do. And I ended up learning a lot of life lessons and a lot about myself from writing songs. Now, I’m about to release a single called Let’s Dive In, and I’m so excited about it because I’m using it to bridge everything I’m passionate about self-awareness/self-growth, healing, music, and dance!
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
One of my biggest hardships and a lesson I continue to learn is how important it is to have people in my life that genuinely want the best for me and truly and deeply love me. I feel really grateful to have such a loving and supportive family, but I think the friendships and relationships I have with my peers and people who are following a similar career path are equally important. And I think this is true for anyone no matter what field you’re in because being a part of a community brings this sense of belonging. In a career like music, where people are putting their heart and soul into their work, it’s especially helpful.
I think you can feel it when someone is really rooting for you versus when people are nice to your face and then talk badly about you behind your back. The hardest part of college was realizing that I wasn’t as close to a group of girls as I thought I was, and I realized this when I started to go through some hard times. It’s at the hardest points in our lives where I feel like people’s true colors really start to show, and the girls I thought I could count on to be there for me through thick and thin weren’t. Some of them I still have good relationships with, but they’re not the people I go to if I’m having a bad day or I need to talk to a friend.
I think having those people who are continuously on your side, no matter what’s happening, just having those people who really know you and are always rooting for you makes all the difference in the world. Because when we are genuinely supported, I believe we feel safe being our truest selves. And I think once I found my people, my soul family, this made all the difference because I felt safe to truly write and sing from my heart and my soul.
Can you give our readers some background on your music?
I think my genuine, honest, introspective lyrics and the way I approach songwriting make me unique. I love talking about the significance behind my songs because most of my writing stems from my beliefs. I come from a family of two different religions, and my upbringing allowed me to figure out what I truly believe. My parents always emphasized that they believe religion teaches us how to be a good person, and learning about religion led me to have a strong belief in the unknown. However, as I grew up, I got curious about other belief systems and started to explore spirituality. I found crystals at a pop-up store on my college campus and fell in love with crystal healing and meditation. I use these two techniques now to deal with stress and they encourage my faith in the Universe.
My spirituality is a common theme throughout my writing. Each song gives me the space to express my emotions and explore concepts, like love, fear, the duality in life, masculine and feminine energies, chakras, auras, soulmates, karmic partners, and Twin Flames. I talk more about this on my website and my blog, and with each release, I’m writing social media posts to share my thoughts on the significance of the song.
I like combining spirituality and music because I love it when I’m listening to a song and it feels like the artist has a deep connection to what they’re singing about. I also think naturally, we’re all searching for a feeling, and if sharing my beliefs or the significance behind my songs can help someone, then I feel like I’m doing my job as an artist.
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
I think the proudest moment of my career so far is releasing this new song Let’s Dive In because it really feels like me. I’m so excited for people to hear it! Part of the reason it means so much to me is because of the ideas and philosophies that this song has inspired me to explore. It’s made me think deeply about fear and how we view fear as a society. I don’t think fear is necessarily bad. Different emotions can help us to better understand ourselves or situations we’re in, and I think feeling scared has the ability to show us how much we care about something or someone.
At the core of its lyrics, Let’s Dive In is a love song. It’s about feeling scared to take a chance on love. I think that’s a very relatable feeling, especially when I think about how my past romantic experiences have made me feel scared of things in new relationships that I didn’t think about before. But working through that fear, and persevering, whether it’s taking a chance on a new romantic relationship or a new job, is what makes people so brave. And it leads us to experience things that can enrich our lives in ways we never imagined. I hope people find this song uplifting and inspiring, enjoy dancing to it, and find something they can relate to.
- Website: https://www.itsnaomisky.com
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Black and White pictures and Pink dress with a Blue Sky taken by Ben Spiro
Laughing picture taken by Jabari Brooks