A Residency in the Los Angeles Area by Naia Izumi
The major label debut from multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer Naia Izumi. Overlaying virtuosic two-hand tapping, eloquent phrasing, and time-warping tremolo upon a slow-honey drip of soul, Naia speaks through his music as if the sound flows through him. In 2018, Naia made his breakout win at NPR’s highly coveted Tiny Desk Contest with his track Soft Spoken, which landed the musician a major label record deal with Sony Music Masterworks. From the simmering funk beat of Honesty to the searing solo performance on Natural Disaster, the smoky wah of Six Inch Stilettos, and the lushly hypnotic melodies on Good at Being Lonely, the album showcases Naia’s artistry on every level. A subtle homage to his adopted home base, this represents the union of practice and magic, technique and spirit, intense thought and unrestrained emotion.