Rising talent and notable independent R&B musician Somalia has done it once again. She delivers quality music and top-level performance in her latest music video for her original track “Light Blue.” The music video premiered last April 30, 2021 and continues to make rounds online as hip hop and R&B fans start to catch wind of the Atlanta-based artist.
The song “Light Blue” is part of Somalia’s mid-pandemic EP release, Never Enough Time, which, she shared, is some of her “best and most inspired work to date.” The music video features Director Van Dinh and producer Rachel Ostapower under the production company Eboshi Platinum LLC. Also part of the project is the production powerhouse duo known as Dope Norteria, an Atlanta-based music production company that has worked with some of the best artists in the area.
Originally, Somalia is from Jersey City, New Jersey, but she moved to Georgia and landed eventually in Atlanta, where she would grow and thrive immensely as an artist. She started singing at a young age, jumping on every opportunity to perform and share her talent with the world. Somalia’s sound is a fusion of her various inspirations growing up—R&B, jazz, neo-soul, and hip-hop music. She grew up listening to artists like Brandy, Anita Baker, Missy Elliott, Minnie Riperton, and Jill Scott.
Somalia studied music and Comparative Women’s Studies at Spelman College, then later traveled to London to deepen her study of music and songwriting at the Goldsmith’s University of London. Her extensive technical knowledge of the songwriting process and highly inspired approach to performing come together in a powerful show of craftsmanship that captures crowds at every turn.
That gift is evident in her latest music video for “Light Blue,” which has reached 3,000 streams on YouTube and is still growing. The video features Somalia spinning around strobes and lights, seemingly changing appearance at every turn. “The concept points to the many looks representing the different sides of women,” shared Somalia. “Be it fun, sophisticated, sexy, or anything else.”
Over the years, Somalia has evolved as an artist and graced many stages in her music career, performing at over 180 shows, festivals, and theaters for crowds as big as 3,000 people. The artist has performed in events with The Atlanta Beltline, The Atlanta Taste of Soul Festival, The National Black Arts Festival, Six Flags Over Georgia, The New Georgia Project, UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, and NAMI. Somalia has also written extensively and released two albums in the last three years—one entitled “Journey,” which she released in 2018, and another called “Never Enough Time,” launched in the middle of the pandemic. “Light Blue” is part of her second EP, alongside songs like “No Filter,” “All I Want Is You,” “Front Door,” and many others.
“Light Blue” is Somalia’s third track to have a music video. Earlier, she released a music video for her song “Mimosa,” which has now gathered over 10,000 views. Somalia hopes to keep creating music that will capture people’s hearts and entertain thousands of people worldwide. She continues to shoot for the stars as she works hard to join R&B icons soon.