Naomi Greene: No Skin

Fresh off the release of La Femme's latest album, the French indiepop act, to which she contributed her vocals, Parisian-born, L.A.-based Naomi Greene released her new single, No Skin, on vinyl on October 25th.

On her solo endeavors Greene's weapons of choice are the harp and the electric guitar with which she produces a strangely alluring kind of folk music, all soft and quiet but still rich in layers and texture. No Skin, which was mixed by Sonny Diperri (Animal Collective, Warpaint, Deradoorian) and mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Records, is a song about self exploration, and naturally Naomi has plenty to say about it:

"I wrote No Skin at a time when I was reflecting on myself as an artist, thinking about the essential qualities necessary to authentic art making. I was travelling a lot and through the hustle and bustle, I was making a conscious attempt to define what my essence was in these different places. Some of the questions I was asking were- what does it mean to be open? What does it mean to shed your shell? Can we be weightless? How do we stay true to our authentic selves?

"The song came to me as an epiphany about the power of vulnerability, but also as an hommage to the seekers in ourselves.

"No Skin, means no self imposed limitations, no artificial toughness, welcoming vulnerability and openness, it also means having an acute and perhaps painful sense of every moving part. The music swirls like life, like waves. Cycles of thought, unconstrained.

"We too often search outward for answers that can only be found within, sometimes in the questions themselves. We keep looking out, when we better be looking in. We are our own teachers and nurturers, although we often forget.

"No Skin speaks of doubt, being unsure of yourself but nevertheless placing trust in the path. The only way to make good art is by being open. The only way to make good love is by being open! That’s also how you get hurt, but isn’t life worth being lived?"

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