NXTSTYLE’s 2020 Songs of the Summer: NEIMY “Like Tyson”
INTRODUCING NXTSTYLE’S 'SONGS OF THE SUMMER,' HIGHLIGHTING OUR FAVORITE TRACKS WE'VE DISCOVERED THIS SUMMER. OVER 70 SONGS FROM NEW AND INDEPENDENT ARTISTS FORM OUR SUMMER 2020 SOUNDTRACK. TODAY WE FEATURE SINGER/SONGWRITER NEIMY. HAVING COVERED HER AS A FEATURED SINGER AND SONGWRITER ON SEVERAL SONGS THIS YEAR, SHE CAME THROUGH THIS SUMMER WITH A KNOCKOUT SINGLE “LIKE TYSON”. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SINGLE IN OUR FEATURED INTERVIEW WITH NEIMY.
“Like Tyson” is an electro pop single that centers around helping another overcome challenges. Talk about the creation of this song and your connection to it. The messaging feels relatable. What do you hope listeners in a similar situation can take from this song?
“Like Tyson” is written in the perspective of being beside someone struggling with mental illness and the helplessness that comes with it. I wrote the lyrics and melody first one night and then me and my co-writer found a collaboration in another producer and we developed the sound together. It has a heavy topic but an up-tempo beat inspired by the 80’s but with an modern production. It’s a little experimental for me sound wise and different from my upcoming songs but I like that it’s different. I hope the listener can feel less alone, and it sounds like a cliche but it will get better! There is a time after struggles like these, I’ve seen the difference, I guess the message is just hold on!
I could definitely see this being a song featured on various types of ESPN content and beyond. If you had a choice, what would be the ultimate sync placement for “Like Tyson”?
I love movies and series. I wrote the soundtrack with my song “I’ve Learned” for an Italian movie called Succede Would love to do more sync music like that as well. “Like Tyson” I can picture being in a series, maybe something like Orange Is The New Black? 😉
You’ve been featured on a good share of Dance tracks and on the flip side your solo work is geared more toward electro pop. How would you describe your artistry and the direction you want to take your music? Are there any artists that you look up to and influence your sound?
Yeah, since I started doing features I got kind of lost in the production when it was only me. I like electronic sounds mixed with organic instruments but I’m gonna allow myself to experiment on that and it may change over time. Every song has its own sound, feeling and way, I don’t wanna lock myself in a box, it’s easy to forget sometimes. I wanna feel free and develop my ways of writing. I look up to a lot of different artists, I love Julia Michaels, Clean Bandit and Mø to name a few! I also listen to a lot of old, timeless music from artists like Bob Dylan!
``LIKE TYSON`` NXTSTYLE'S 'SONGS OF THE SUMMER'
As we deal with one of the most challenging years as a society, do you find the major events of this year have changed your perspective on life and relationships? Has it played an influence on your songwriting?
My songwriting has definitely been affected by this strange time. I’m pretty isolated when I write under normal circumstances. So when corona hit we cancelled sessions and me and my co-writer kept pretty much to ourselves and worked even more than usual and finished a lot of songs and wrote my upcoming EP! I really felt that it’s been a lot of work, so I took some time off this summer but now I feel the energy and eager to write, coming back!
As we head into the second half of the year what can fans expect from you for the remainder of 2020?
So I’m releasing my first EP, we are just finishing them up but they are soon ready to be mastered. “Like Tyson” will be included and 3 more songs. A lot of feelings and work behind these and I’ve got more to come. : ) So excited to get them out and hear the listeners thoughts about it!
Is there a charity that means a lot to you that you urge others to look into? Any particular connection you have to it?
Oh there’s so many good once with different causes. Even if you can’t help as much as you want to you can always stay updated and informed. I follow a lot of Swedish accounts, everything from trafficking victims, to environment organisations. One of them that I think is really thoughtful is called Operation Smile, It’s an organisations who help kids around the world with their cleft palate. Without any help they have trouble eating and can get left out of society. It doesn’t cost much but makes a huge difference for these children!
NEIMY’s ‘Firsts and Favorites’
First concert: Actually not sure, my parents brought me to so many different since i was little but the one I can remember from early years was with a Swedish band called Bob Hund in Stockholm!
Favorite Album: Sucker Punch with Sigrid, she’s one of a kind!
Favorite Concert: When I saw Ben Howard in Copenhagen, it was a cold night in December but it was such a warm and touching feeling in the building when he performed.
First performance: I was in a cabaret when I was 8 and sang Abba songs. But I count the first time I sang my own song at a singer songwriter event, when I was 17. It was then I decided I only wanted to write songs and not perform. I thought I would never sing public again cause i got so scared of the scene haha!
Favorite follow on Instagram: Probably cats on instagram, will never disappoint!
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