Purchase prints of Neoma's portrait here. A portion of sales go directly to the featured artist.
"As a Latinx immigrant woman, I always want my music to find those who are like me. I want my story and the things I write to go beyond South America and the USA." - Neoma
I've been a fan of Neoma for a couple years now, I first heard her music during the 2020 virtual Underground Music Showcase and have been listening ever since. Her music often balances pain and sadness with infectious dance beats. It's a combination I can listen to over and over again.
It has been so exciting to see her and her band continually gain momentum with no signs of stopping. She's released two singles this year and a music video with another dropping on April 14 and an album release on April 29.
Neoma kicks off her Hyperreal Tour on April 29 at Ophelia's in Denver before heading to Ecuador. If you're not familiar with her music yet, take a listen. You won't want to miss her album release show, I promise. You can purchase tickets here.
Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? Where did you grow up?
My name is Carla but I go by Neoma. I'm a 21 year old singer, producer and songwriter who grew up in Ecuador and I now live in Denver.
What inspires your work? What drew you to being a musician?
Growing up, music was always around me. My dad was a musician and my mom has exceptional taste in music. Ever since I was a kid I used to sing and dance for my family and once I grew up I started writing my own songs. Eventually, I realized that I wanted to dedicate my life to music.
What are your goals as an artist? What do you hope to achieve?
As a latinx immigrant woman, I always want my music to find those who are like me. I want my story and the things I write to go beyond South America and the USA.
I know you've been in Denver for a while now, but what have you found most challenging about your move from Ecuador and what has been the most rewarding part?
The most challenging part of moving away from home has been being away from my family and from Ecuadorian food. The most rewarding part has been the opportunities to play in places I never even imagined and getting to travel around with my music.
Purchase prints here.
A portion of each sale
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