Owner of an airy, expressive voice and a classically trained pianist, this Brisbane-based artist uses her love for creativity and desire to push the boundaries of her preferred music genres alongside her songs crafting ability to build and give life to evocative tunes with flowery words that speak her mind. As a songstress, Noralyn is often compared to widely admired female celebrities who have achieved revolutionary changes in pop, such Tori Amos and Kate Bush.
The singer and songwriter has previously released two EPs: Mercy in Madness (2017) and Lucid Dreaming in (2018). After working on new music for some time, Noralyn returned earlier this year with ‘Education’, the first single of her self-produced album that’s set to be released in the second half of 2021.
One Of The Few is a fine song through and through. With breathy, show-stopping vocals dancing atop of the gentlest rippling piano, it represents a calculated and beautiful dance that symbolizes a closed off and strong person slowly opening up to someone they will fully trust. Even based solely on the instrumentals, the track seamlessly belongs in the library of fans of indie lullabies and magical or ethereal atmospheric music; when it comes to the lyrics, the simplicity they hold adds a layer of fragile beauty to the vulnerability Noralyn sings about.
As someone who is not quick to open up, Noralyn often deals with the tension of her two desires: that of continuing to beware those around her, versus her yearning for a precious relationship with people who will know and love all of her. Furthermore, she described the song as “an introspective little piece that came from mulling over the push and pull between the desire to be open and have close relationships, but on the other hand being conscious of your quirks and faults, and cautious of that vulnerability”.
Being a lover of poetics and metaphors — listing Imogen Heap and Regina Spektor — it does not come as a surprise that Noralyn enjoys writing imaginative and visual lyrics. Alongside that inspiration of hers, the solo artist is deeply influenced by her years of listening and training in classical music, making the melodies in her work to be noticeably different and more varied when compared to “radio friendly” pop tunes. However, that is only one of Noralyn’s many charms.
The rest? You’ll have to find out as you keep listening.
If you enjoyed Noralyn’s music and would like to stay updated, be sure to check out her official website. For social media you can follow her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. To listen to her music, you can head over to her Spotify profile, and Soundcloud, Youtube channel, or you can purchase their music at Bandcamp.
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