Following an exciting 2018, where she wrote and was featured on Odesza’s track “Higher Ground,” and spending most of the year on road with the duo, she also found time to release her debut single, “Howlin.” 2019 is gearing up to be her breakout year with Naomi set to release her newest single “Run That” through Taste & Tone on 3/15.
Naomi’s collaboration with Odesza began when she was a junior high school, after she discovered the electronic duo at Coachella and was enamored with their performance. Never having made or played music before, she was inspired to try songwriting. She wrote “Higher Ground,” then sent the track to an email address she found online for Odesza. The next day, Naomi heard back that Odesza loved the song — wanting to record it with her featured. “Higher Ground” became the standout track from 2017’s Grammy-nominated A Moment Apart, receiving 30mm+ streams, and currently impacting at radio. Naomi spent the past year touring the world with Odesza, and is set to perform with the duo this spring at festivals such as Sundara, Ultra, Boston Calling, and more.
While working with Odesza, Naomi has also been working on her own project. Her first single of 2018 “Howlin,” premiered on Ones To Watch, who noted her “sultry lyricism and electronic vibes,” and she also performed unreleased music at NYLON x Lucky Brand’s Desert Jam alongside Charli XCX last year.
LA-based Naomi Wild is going to be making her solo performance debut next week at SXSW on 3/14 at Maggie Mae’s Rooftop at 10:00pm!
Photo credit: Dana Trippe