Ears Wide Open: Terra Naomi


L.A. singer-songwriter Terra Naomi has been giving her fans easy access to her music since 2006 when she launched her innovative “Virtual Summer Tour” from her Hollywood apartment and scored a viral hit with her song “Say It’s Possible.” Long before Justin Bieber came along with his feathery haircut, Naomi was the first one to self-promote original songwriting through a social media world that was just in its infancy back then. Her drive as an internet pioneer has turned her into YouTube’s first breakout music star, earned her tour spots with artists such as Martha Wainwright and Sara Bareilles, and after a handful of self-releases, her latest studio album, “To Know I’m OK, ” just dropped this week. With a bright, dynamic voice delivering strong melodies on the new record, Terra Naomi has changed her status from “online” to real.

||| Stream: “If I Could Stay”

||| Live: Terra Naomi celebrates her album release with a show tonight at the Hotel Cafe.