Nominated for Best Folk, Best Female Artist, Best Release at 2017 Music SA Awards.
“Naomi Keyte can hold a crowd in the palm of her hand, the entire room silent to the point you can hear a pin drop when she takes a breath.” (Tone Deaf)
“Thoughtful and evocative, this is a striking album from a songwriter who is in a great creative space.” (AU Review)
“…The songwriting is incredible and some of those backing vocal moments, while so lightly delivered, add so much feeling.” 4.5 / 5 (Tommy Faith, Triple J)
“Really took me away for a moment there. Music that transports you to another place. Beautiful songwriting.” 4 / 5 (Celline Narinli, Triple J)
“This has such a gorgeous, full, and melancholic build. Never thought feeling so sad could feel so good.” 4 / 5 (Zan Rowe, Triple J)
“Wonderful intelligent pop, evokes the beauty of nature. Excellent.” 4 / 5 (Stacy Gougoulis, Triple J)
Beautifully bare and intimately powerful, indie-folk artist Naomi Keyte shapes her delicately spun stories into transformative musical experiences that have been captivating audiences for almost a decade.
With a cache of releases and accolades attesting to her prominence in the indie-folk/pop sphere, the Adelaide singer-songwriter is returning with her first release since dropping stunning track Travelling Woman in 2020, announcing Greenhill as the first single from her forthcoming sophomore LP.
Immediately wrapping us in Keyte’s unique and ageless sound, Greenhill opens with the gentle strum of the guitar as raw, goosebump-inducing vocal tones paint vivid pictures. Tracking the song through its acoustic journey, glorious moments of open piano chords and burgeoning percussion are exposed as three interlocking guitars underpin the track. Eventually, another ruminative chorus delivers the rich pairing of Ben Talbot-Dunn’s backing vocals with Keyte’s graceful voice, offering our own first-hand glimpse into some of life’s simple pleasures.
Detailing Keyte‘s experiences in lockdown, Greenhill is a coming of age song reflecting on the people, possessions and moments that make a home special, and the simple things that help us through the difficult times, as she explains:
“Written about life in lockdown,Greenhill details life in a sharehouse and honours the small things that make cohabitation meaningful. A love song to a house and its inhabitants, Greenhill is a dedication to the simple things that make up a home.”
Keyte’s previous releases have seen support from Tone Deaf, theMusic, AU Review, Triple J, Triple J Unearthed, the AMRAP Regional Charts and more, with her debut album ‘Melaleuca’ earing Keyte nominations for Best Folk, Best Female Artist and Best Release in the 2017 South Australian Music Awards.
With a highly-anticipated sophomore album on the way, Naomi Keyte’s new single Greenhill is out NOW!
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