Ngaio

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!!!DEBUT EP OFFICIALLY RELEASED!!!

Self titled Ngaio, this baby was a year in the making and has been on a serious journey with me. I feel like I've learned so much since I began writing it about myself and the world, experiencing complex feelings that come with relationships and loss...there is not one song on this 4 track EP that doesn't make me smile.

I am so incredibly proud of this and thankful for the team who have pushed and helped me along the way.
Bailey S Brown​'s mad production skills & straight talk
Keith Wheeler​'s meticulous mixing
Eva Lazarus​ for putting me out on her label #Konichiwahgwarn

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released January 6, 2017

Bailey S Brown production
Formz LDN Mix and master

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Ngaio Bristol, UK

Singer/Songwriter from Bristol, one of Eva Lazarus's Afronaughts, Ngaio's debut album was released on Konichiwahgwarn, produced by Bailey S Brown and mixed by Formz LDN.

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Track Name: Caramel
I push my hair back but it won’t lie flat
Like those other girls do
The ones that wear their hair with flair
 like I wanted to
And now they're looking down their noses
Pointing like I belong
I feel a weight on my shoulders
Because they’re supposed to be from

My caramel skin don’t sell, easy
I'm just a little darker than what they want me to be

I could’t choose to be anything but me
But I’ve wanted to
Felt the grieving building inside being pulled in two
My feet straddling the line sinking deeper still
But the battle inside my mind won’t be quiet 

So it get’s louder, louder

My caramel skin don’t sell, easy
I can’t scrub myself to be treated equally
Track Name: Inside Outside
Take your tail chase lies
I fail to sympathise
With your broken mind
I'm not hypnotised
By those crocodile tears you cry
They're not justified
Paper plates just crack
I need more than that
I need to see the sound scream
When they hit the floor I want to feel them shatter
Why does it even matter
I need something to break outside of

Inside I'm crying
Outside I'm smiling
Inside I'm lying
Outside she's...

Pain festers in my mind
A venom I can't hide
Regret eats at me the more I see
Who we could have been
Mistakes didn't set me free
I'm tied. My blood line.
But so long, stay strong
Better not waste
That sculpted brave face
You cannot break, no
But when you feel you can't breathe
That's when you leave to dry your eyes

Inside I'm crying
Outside I'm smiling
Inside I'm lying
Outside she's...
Track Name: Push
I could not see
A different part of me
That cuts emotion off easily
Just call me the ice queen
I’ll look no further than I need to
To pick the faults
In all the things that you say or do
It’s not my fault
It’s just what I’m used to
Trust is just a word but it’s always been my curse

So push me back
I know I'm easier to hold when I’m being cold
So push me back
I know I'm easier to kiss when I’m someone you won’t miss

I could not feel
This could be real, I could not deal
With this new vulnerability
That just is not me
If I say I want, I know you’ll leave to
It’s just my luck
I’d rather not rely on you
To pick me up
It’s what I’ve grown to do
But I don’t know if I always want to

Don’t push me back
I know I’m easier to hold when I’m being cold
Don’t push me back
I know I'm easier to kiss, when I'm someone you won't miss

I don’t wanna let you in
Into my thicker skin
What will I be protected with
When I get used to your kiss

Don’t push me back
I know I’m easier to hold when I’m being cold
Don’t push me back
I know I'm easier to kiss, when I'm someone you won't miss
Track Name: See Them
Ooh baby ooh baby ooh babe you're hot
You step up so thirsty dropping lines
You think that I want
Like ooh baby ooh baby ooh babe you're not
The man to give me stimulation
Through my mind
This is lust, this is lust

I see them, I see them looking at me
But none of them they don't wanna know me
Just wanna show me to their homies

Ooh baby ooh babe you think you're that hot?
You dress like this, dance like that
And then act like you're shocked
So I can't just do this for me?
I guess not
My personality is what makes me
But that's not what you want

I see them, I see them looking at me
But none of them they don't wanna know me
Just wanna show me to their homies