KEVIN WORTIS / Digital Marketing
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MEL TRECHA / Publicist
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With her new single "Machine Age,” Terra Naomi reclaims her place in the cultural zeitgeist, first established ten years ago with her viral hit “Say It’s Possible.” A meditation on the culture shock of post-election America, “Machine Age,” Naomi's self-described “lyric download,” is at once a dystopic anthem and a plea for peace.
Written in response to Al Gore’s film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” 2007's “Say It’s Possible” won a global fan base, along with the inaugural YouTube Award for Best Music Video. Naomi was quickly tapped as the only new artist invited to play Live Earth at Wembley Stadium, alongside Madonna, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Legend, David Gray, Foo Fighters, and The Black Eyed Peas.
Her new album (due this summer) was recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer Tom Schick (Wilco, Iron & Wine, Rufus Wainwright, Mavis Staples) and multi-instrumentalist Joe Adamik (Iron & Wine, Califone), at Wilco’s studio in Chicago. Terra crowdfunded one of the top music campaigns in IndieGoGo's history (and catalyzed $500K in matching funds for 5 charities). Recently, she’s played with artists such as Phoebe Bridgers, Sam Outlaw, and Robert Delong.
The songwriting on the new album comes from a place of emotional maturity, revelation, and unapologetic authenticity. Naomi's songs are both intimate and universal; words and melodies move seamlessly between emotions, reminiscent of Joni Mitchell’s vulnerable lyricism.
The mournfully political "Machine Age," is emblematic of the album: a dramatic ride through a wide range of experience. From classical operatic training, through independent singer songwriter earnestness, then major label pop production, and finally beyond all those influences. The single, and the album it heralds, leave an undeniable imprint when the music ends.