A new Trinidadian soca artiste has entered the arena and hopes to make an impact at the Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival celebration which is just around the corner. Na-o-mi Fredrick hopes to stir up things with her “Waiting for Carnival” piece.
While The Scene has not yet heard the piece the artiste’s handlers have boasted that the song has been “putting a vintage spin on modern day soca music” and has seen her receiving positive feedback with her “powerful vocals and the track’s old school flavour, complete with pulsating rhythm section percussions and upbeat brass lines.”
According to a press release, the song was co-written by Na-o-mi and her mother Ayana Frederick and produced by Danté Pantin (Musical Director and Keyboardist for Orange Sky).
According to the description, the song paints a picture of the excitement felt universally by carnival lovers in anticipation of the upcoming season.
According to Na-o-mi, her inspiration for the track was her grandfather’s encouragement to her to pursue her soca career and to remain true to herself while creatively making an impact.
The release said that the once reluctant singer is now a songbird and passionate performer and brings a wealth of music and entertainment experience to her burgeoning career having attained grades 1-5 in music theory, served as captain for the Starlift Junior Steelband and performed at major events surrounding Sandfest, Jazz Festival and Calypso History Month.
Although she is a fan of several genres of music, Na-o-mi shared that she is totally focused right now on making soca music and remains humble and realistic of the journey ahead of her.
The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist stated in the release: “I don’t view this as an easy path to stardom and money; I do know that hard work, determination, sleepless nights and countless hours are necessary in order to create quality music and a successful career.”
“Armed with a solid track, strong vocals, confidence and the ability to block out all negativity, the fun-loving and patriotic Na-o-mi aspires to gain significant airplay for ‘Waiting or carnival’ and to showcase her talent in various upcoming carnival fetes and competitions,” the release said.
The determined, up and coming soca songstress who desires to one day collaborate with the likes of soca artistes Machel Montano, Fay-Ann Lyons, Voice and Pop star Lady Gaga remains thankful to all of her supporters for the motivation and endless encouragement.
The song can be checked out on YouTube and fans can follow Na-o-mi on Facebook.