Combining her classical piano training with wistful pop vocals, Noralyn is an artist that should not and cannot be pigeon-holed. There are similarities to Kate Bush and Tori Amos, but the Australian singer-songwriter is entirely unique. Featured on Rising Artists Blog, Less Than 1000 Followers, Haumea Magazine and several online radio stations/playlists, Noralyn is ensnaring people’s senses across the globe. Following her anthemic single ‘Education’, this songstress releases a new single ‘One of the Few’.
With fragility, delicacy and sophisticated carelessness, ‘One of the Few’ easily sets your hair on end…in a good way. Combining only pianos and her voice, Noralyn demonstrates how simple harmonies can be more moving than the heaviest metal song on earth. Yet, while there is a haunting whimsy to the track, the charming melody is only a gossamer blanket for the depth of content.
Using ethereal sounds and poignant lyricism, Noralyn explores an inner reflection of the human soul with ‘One of the Few’. She explains that “‘One of the Few’ is 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.”
Reminding me greatly of my favourite Kate Bush song ‘Wuthering Heights’, ‘One of the Few’ is brutally honest and sincere with a touch of nostalgic melancholy. As I mentioned before, there is a sophistication to Noralyn’s music that elegantly captures your soul.
In addition to her single, Noralyn released an official music video for ‘One of the Few’. While it is gorgeous and heartwarming in its simplicity, I was unable to view the video in its entirety. No strobe effects were used but certain patterns and lighting effects are evident that can cause seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy. The video is below but please beware of the lighting.