Song of the Day: “Say You Love Me” by Neoma

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Today’s song is “Say You Love Me” by Neoma. This is the latest track from the Denver-by-way of Cuenca, Ecuador artist.

Neoma is has crafted a smart and savvy pop track fused with electronica that brings to mind the likes of Billie Eilish.

The song opens with piano keys and heartfelt lyrics that create a dark mood but are interspersed with high voltage electronic melodies that create a hypnotic and mesmerizing track.

The lyrics boast about the complexities of relationships and feeling like you may stay in a toxic relationship just to play by societies’ rules. Neoma writes,

“‘Say You Love Me’ to me is about getting constant reassurance from your partner while you’re in a relationship while acknowledging the fact that having this behavior is toxic. The song is about the fear of having a partner leave and the fear of attachment insecurity happening if your partner leaves. I need constant reassurance that my partner had to be there for me. But, it also explores the freedom of pursuing a nonmonogamous arrangement and the fears around the idea of living in an arrangement that isn’t accepted by most societies.” These themes are encapsulated by the lyrics “hard to find somebody for this modern love”, inspired by David Bowie’s song Modern Love. “I won’t tie up myself/but I won’t leave you alone” talks to Neoma’s fear of being stuck in a long term monogamous relationship while not wanting to detach permanently from her main partner.

This track is off her upcoming album HYPERREAL. The follow-up and sequel to her 2019 LP Real is due out April 29th, 2022 via Soundbreaker Records. Listen below and for more information check out her official website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.

About Neoma

Neoma has captivated music lovers all over the world with her dreamy yet energetic electro pop hits. In 2017, Neoma hit the top of the Ecuadorian charts with her infectious single “Real.” Since then, she’s played concerts to thousands of fans throughout the Americas.

In 2018, Neoma (Carla Huiracocha) relocated from Cuenca, Ecuador to Denver, Colorado, along with producer/bassist Danny Pauta of Nockah and Vondye, to focus on her music career. In June 2019, Neoma released “Young,” her first single as a resident of Denver. 

Her debut album, Real, was released in November 2019. After the album release, Neoma teamed up with local Denver musicians to form a live band. Levi Double U took over drumming duties while Aaron Wey of Civil Engineer joined on guitar. Neoma embarked on her first tour of the United States in February 2020. “The Real Tour” brought her through venues on the West Coast. However, an appearance at SXSW and the Ecuadorian leg of the tour were cancelled due to the COVID situation.

In quarantine, Neoma started collaborating with artists from the Ecuadorian indie scene and musicians she met while out on “The Real Tour.” Neoma released a string of collaborative singles in 2020, including “Superstar” with La Madre Tirana and “Cuando Quieres Jugar Conmigo” with Lolabum.

Neoma once again hit the road in 2021, hitting the East Coast on the “FIXXION Tour.” She will be releasing her sophomore album, HYPERREAL, on April 29, 2022 via Soundbreaker Records.

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