Today we are joining forces with NŌMARU for the release of his new single “Backwards” – the song draws on notions of belonging and individuality. NŌMARU falls in line with the lush, neo-soul, electronic textures of SG Lewis, HONNE, and Tom Misch, with a focus on honest, intimate lyricism.
About the song, NOMARU comments:
“Backwards is about wanting to belong to a friend group that doesn’t want to let you in. I wrote it during the Summer, for the Summer. Hope it’s your favorite song your friends have never heard.” – Nōmaru
After studying classical voice at a small college in Missouri, NŌMARU found himself chasing the life that his childhood did not afford him. He spent three years honing his sincere, familiar, neo-soul style with creatives in New York, Miami, and London. NŌMARU experienced a strange combination of acceptance and rejection in these industry cities: acceptance from being immersed in a community of like-minded creatives, and rejection from experiencing the egoism and vanity of the industry for the first time.
These conflicting emotions inspired NŌMARU’s debut single, Backwards. Written when NŌMARU moved to his first industry city, Nashville, Backwards touches on the difficulties of being accepted in a new circle of peers. Produced by LANY co-writer and collaborator, Johnluke Lewis, the single draws on the lush, neo-soul, electronic textures often associated with artists like SG Lewis, HONNE, and Tom Misch.