After shocking the reggae community with the unexpected release of “Paradise Plum,” Jamaican songstress, Naomi Cowan has followed up her break-out single with the new Paradise Plum Mix-Tape that she did in partnership with WrdSoundPwr.
2018 is expected to be a catalyst year for the emerging artist following the release of “Paradise Plum,” a bass driven reggae cross-over track showcasing her balance of a “bad gyal in the verse and lady on the chorus.” The song was produced by Zinc Fence Records producer Teflon, best known for his work with Chronixx.
For the Pineapple Plum Mix-Tape, Naomi teamed up with Jason Panton, aka DJ Alpha Lion, and mixed by Fyah Youth of an emerging music collective of DJ’s & Producers throughout the Caribbean who operate under the name: WrdSoundPwr.
While Naomi Cowan is a relatively new name to the game with only a couple of studio singles to her name, Naomi grew up in a music household where her mother, Dr. Carlene Davis-Cowan, was an international reggae singer & community builder. Her father, Tommy Cowan, was the founding member of a rocksteady quartet from the 1960’s called The Jamaicans and was later a tour manager for Bob Marley.
Her single “Pineapple Plum” was the spark that has lead to this new mix-tape, which features a guest appearance by Romain Virgo with sneak peaks of upcoming singles “So Right” and “Manuscript Song.” She also gives a reggae dub touch to Ace of Base’s “All That She Wants,” and a fun nod to The Flamingos’ “I Only Have Eyes For You.”
When we spoke with Naomi back in May, she expressed excitement to release a debut EP sometime this fall, ideally before October where she felt strongly about putting out 7 new songs. Of course that could always change and as new fans of the emerging songstress, we cant wait to see how her music evolves from “Paradise Plum.”
Enjoy the mix-tape and you can find additional links below.
Listen: Naomi Cowan – “Paradise Plum”