Los Angeles, CA
Sometimes all it takes is one good idea to spark a revolution. That’s how Terra Naomi became YouTube’s first breakout music star when she launched her innovative “Virtual Summer Tour” from her Hollywood apartment in 2006. By “touring” online with daily videos shot live from her bedroom, Naomi scored an accidental viral hit with her song “Say It’s Possible” and ended up inspiring a generation of webcam singer-songwriters.
At times she’s had to learn the hard way which direction she’d like to take her music career. It’s been a wild ride, full of contradictions and extremes – starting with classical voice and piano, segueing into drug addiction, veering over into rehab and songwriting, a move to NYC, a move to LA, independent tours, a major label album, a move to London and back to LA – and somehow this emerging artist feels like it’s all just beginning.
Naomi’s sardonic wit is evident in her songs as well. Listen to “The Vicodin Song” or “Happy Story,” and you will feel the dichotomy. Her music is equal parts darkness and light, strength and fragility. Songs like “Everybody Knows” and “The Other Man” showcase heartache and longing, but there is always a sense of hope. Of course, some songs are all hope without the darkness, like “You For Me,” which has become a fan favorite. Several fans have even proposed marriage to their significant others while Naomi personally dedicated the song by request.
Listen to a full stream of Terra's latest album "To Know I'm OK" featuring two downloads from the album of "I'll Be Waiting" (Live) and "You For Me."