By John Hill
As someone who enjoys seeing talented new artists break through into the mainstream, it can often be frustrating for me when a deserving artist on a solid independent label doesn’t get the attention they deserve. When the exception to the rule breaks through, there is a satisfaction from a fan standpoint that other people see the same promise and potential. That is what makes seeing success come around for singer/songwriter Warren Nomi all the more satisfying.
Back in April, I caught wind of Nomi and “The Rush,” and I was instantly smitten. While I initially thought “great track, but who knows what it will do,” the song stuck with me. Most of the dance pop songs getting play at Top 40 Radio right now fit a similar David Guetta-esque formula that will quickly burn out, but “The Rush” rides a slower, sexier beat that would stand out in the mix while still fitting in with no problem. The sexy lyrics fit the beat, rather than sounding like random lyrics dropped onto a hot backing track, and Warren’s delivery helps push the hotness quotient over the top.
Fast forward five months later, and “The Rush” has spent a month on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs chart supported by remixes from Chew Fu and Eddie Amador (FREE download sample here) and a video is on the way. Things are definitely looking up for Warren, and to capitalize on that momentum, he also released a seasonal buzz track called “This Summer I,” a laid-back electro-pop track which also has a video on the way. Click here to check out “This Summer I” and download it for FREE.
While Warren Nomi does not qualify as an LGBT artist, he enthusiastically embraces his gay fans, and with a little more exposure I am sure they will embrace him. Say hi if you want ... this guy is VERY fan-friendly. You can check him out on Facebook as well as on Twitter, and his remixes for “The Rush” are on iTunes here, here and here. Nomi’s current deal with Citrusonic Label Group is for singles, but here’s hoping that the success of these two tracks leads to a full-length CD in the near future.