“~Best Female Vocalist for the 2012 Lady Lake Indie Awards for Naomi Psalm's EP STARE~”
"Singer/Songwriter Naomi Psalm’s life has all the markings of a true musician on the verge of greatness."
"You're a formidable musical talent, Naomi. Brilliant lyrics, great instrumental arrangements and a lovely lilting voice. And to top it all off, a sweet natural style that is indeed refreshing! Keep up the great work. You're a natural talent with a potential for a great future."
"We need to hear more from this young lady. The singing and musical production on "Gazing" are proof in the pudding that she's got what it takes to go all the way to the top and stay a while. She got ten stars today"
““Being creative, making music and performing it is just about the only way I stay sane.” She says. Naomi is also a visual artist using the medium of water acrylics with an abstract flare."”
"Andrew Crisp of the Boise Weekly likened Naomi Psalm to Sarah Mclachlan, and that possible comparison occurred to me too. However, her thoughtful, sometimes playful lyrics and well-groomed folk-pop melodies reminded me more of Jonatha Brooke (if you don't know her, check her out; done some pretty good stuff). Her mild, pleasant, acoustic guitar-centered music would sound right at home on an adult contemporary station between Natalie Merchant and KT Tunstall, but she had one heck of a secret weapon in Rob Hill's fluid, funky bass."
"ENJOY THE VERY TALENTED Naomi Psalm. The only thing your fingertips will wanna do is press play over and over again every now and again a singer comes along and just gets into your very core."
"Stare is a lush, beautiful album, that showcases not only Naomi’s talent, but that of her new band The Blue Cinema as well. With musical veterans Rob Hill (bass), Mike Tetro (drums) and Dan Costello (guitar) backing her up, the true range of Naomi’s voice is given energy and space to soar to new heights, tapping into a potential that seems deeper and more emotionally raw than on her previous three albums. From lashing barbs to soul-wrenching sighs, Naomi’s voice can stab your heart in one second, and soothe it better the next. One fan on Facebook recently described her style as “More Alanis Morissette than Sheryl Crow,” and I agree with that assessment! Naomi invites you into her world, equal parts strength and softness."
"Stare really has gotten into me. When I grab my MP3 player to find something to listen to, I find myself going back to Stare again." ~Twitter fan
"Singer-songwriter and guitarist Naomi Psalm now works with a full band, The Blue Cinema, comprised of Dan Costello, Mike Tetro, Rob Hill and the occasional synth player. Psalm, a Florida native, provides vocals for her most recent album, Stare. Psalm's creations can be somber, poignant and even reverent, her talents akin to Sarah McLachlan. On "Dinner's Late," amid meandering guitar track intros, Psalm comes on sounding like Michelle Branch. But the band built around Psalm sets her apart from the "woman plus guitar" Lilith Fair trope, bringing back the depth of sound so often missing with a solo artist. "Gazing" goes much more country, channeling Shania Twain, while "Ink" stands alone in its more urban feel, with a grainy synth underlying twangy bass--these songs are made whole by the band. In the same way that macaroni and cheese pleases countless folks, Psalm and The Blue Cinema will surely scratch that comfort itch."
"It’s the combination of her voice & songs, with some ambitious arrangements that allow “Stare” to stand out in a crowded marketplace. The 6 tracks on the EP paint a remarkably coherent picture. Dame Alexander’s production brings out the best in the songs, giving them space to come alive, but also adding layers of instruments that attract the ears like bee to pollen. Some examples: “Already Hit Send” has the sort of loose insistent bass line that puts smiles on the faces, but it’s the pitter-patter synths simulating plucked orchestral strings that launches the track skywards. “Listen” is a splendid song with a velcro hook, & taken to a different level when the bass gets turned around & the tune isolated and dispersed. Fans of grown-up pop, lively soft-rock & singer-songwriters like Carole King & Sheryl Crow should definitely have a listen". Simon M.
“Naomi Psalm "Stare" Cd Review By: Steve Minotti A.V.A.Live Radio Reporter "It all started when I posted in a local Facebook group page that I was looking for acts to showcase at Kevro Art Bar in Delray Beach FL. I received an e-mail from a lady in Boise Id. named Naomi said she would be in town and would like to showcase her new EP "Stare" and would appreciate any help in getting shows. The first song I came across was clever piece of work titled "Already Hit Send" and I think this is the button that everyone in the world of texting has pushed and regretted!!! This Cd is well produced with strong vocals and nice instrumentation through out the whole EP. If there is a negative to this Cd is there is not enough tracks on it and we look forward to her full length Cd in 2012.. "Stare" by Naomi Psalm is available on iTunes and through her website" .......For more, click on the link below: ”
“Naomi Psalm featuring Blue Cinema Stare Naomi Psalm along with her band, Blue Cinema created a clean cut world of sound with Stare. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are kicking themselves that “Already Hit Send” wasn’t created until now. The technology spun tune would’ve been perfect for the pairs back and forth on the big screen, while “Gazing” and its upbeat flow is bound to find itself among the iPods of anyone looking to attach their self to an upbeat flow. Listeners will hear a strong, feminine voice throughout Stare, especially in “Listen” and it’s clear message of “…surrender your pride, tear down the walls.” Half a dozen songs dealing with the ups and downs of relationships and life, this album will garner the likes of Sara Bareilles and Sarah McLachlan fans due to Stare’s lyrical content and airy flow between each track. ”
"Naomi Psalm's latest album Stare is an outstretched hand, offering an invitation to step out of the murky mainstream and into the refreshing waters of memorable melodies. Though tracks are pop-laced (arguably the album's catchiest track, “Already Hit Send” is fresh and attention-getting, appealing to the adult contemporary crowd that remembers Natalie Imbruglia's “Torn”), Psalm trades redundant, empty phrases in favor of brilliantly crafted passages that are heartfelt and genuine. In “Gazing,” Psalm's crooning query (come in with me / dive in with me) is simultaneously eager and tentative, combining deep waters of authenticity with a healthy undercurrent of idealism. The bassy synth coupled with raw guitar licks found in “Ink” set a dramatic backdrop for Psalm's sensitive lyrics. And in “Listen,” Psalm weaves a melody with vocal threads that are both breathy and lilting, conveying a sincerity that is both pleasant and piercing." Find Stare at www.thebluecinema.com