THE DREAMER IN NOMAE
The blooming career of musical artist and dreamer Nomae!
How long has music been your career?
I've been a dreamer in hiding my entire life, but finally decided to go all-in on my music career about a year ago. I can imagine a lot of people used 2020 to launch into their dreams, so this is mine! Time has flown by and I can't believe how much I've learned in such a short time. I honestly don't think there has been a day in the last year that I wasn't working towards my goals in some small way. If I'm not actively writing, tracking vocals, learning production, or seeking sync opportunities, I'm studying other people's music while I cook, or playing the ukulele while my kids play. I'm a little obsessed, but hopefully in a healthy, excited way. Ha! What is your most proud moment in it?
It's really just the beginning, but I'm most proud of the decision to try anyway despite my fears. I spent years.. (so.. many.. years..) being terrified of trying to do music. My own sister didn't know I wanted a career in music! I finally admitted it one night through tears that had been building for ages. It's really funny to think back on that now! We work up so much drama in our heads sometimes, when talking about it makes it sound so simple and almost silly. It's definitely not a perfect journey, but when the doubt circles back, I just remind myself that I decided I won't stop, so I won't. I'm proud of that huge mindset shift. How are you staying motivated this year? There are separate projects I'm working on with different teams or collaborators. So having groups of 5 or 10 songs in mind gives me an endless to-do list, as you may imagine! That's pretty motivating! I also obsessively love what I do, so I can't take too much time away from the music. Also, I have a really encouraging community of collaborators and musician friends, thankfully. On days when I need someone to cheer me on and believe in me, I have inspiring people in my corner. So, having a like-minded community helps big time. Did you ever have a routine that you had to break or implement to keep you on track? Hmm I can think of a few I need to implement! I really need to stop looking at my phone in the morning. It's like an onslaught of information right away, and it can sometimes derail my mind for too long. Oh and wearing real pants can really change your mindset as well! hahaha wear pants, everyone.
Biggest tip you can give someone just starting out? No one else will believe in you as much as you need to in order to succeed. Be relentlessly, obnoxiously excited about what you are doing!!! and stop apologizing. Oh, and! Don't be so afraid to collaborate or give up some of the control of the process. If it doesn't work out, keep making more! Who gives you the best advice when it comes to your career? The amount of people I've learned or gained from is a very long list. So I'll say the advice I tend to need most sounds something like, "keep going, stop caring what others think, do it because you love it." That is coming from my husband Alex and my friend/ producer Anel Saucedo. Are there any upcoming projects you're working on that you can share with us? I am working on building my catalog literally every day, so I'll keep releasing new music! Don't count on me slowing down any time soon. Where can the readers follow all of the moves you're making?
I'm most active on Instagram, but you can find my music anywhere. https://linktr.ee/Nomaemusic