For our next few editions of 5 Lagu, in anticipation of G’DAY MATE! A gathering for Australian alumni and friends, we will be featuring some Australian alumni of note, those who have achieved success since graduating by going their own way and doing something they love. This time, we are privileged to have the songstress with the powerful and soulful voice, Neonomora, who will also perform at G’DAY MATE!
Neonomora(/’niːɒn-nōmôrɑː/, born Ratih Suryahutamy, 16 May 1988) is an Indonesian singer, songwriter, artist and writer. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia and raised in different countries including United States, China and Australia. She is also an alumni from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. With the help of her brother Bam Mastro as the music producer and Adhe Arrio as the music engineer, Neonomora released her debut EP on November 25th 2013 and her debut Album named SEEDS on October 24th 2014. Her debut single You Want My Love peaked at number one on Mustang Top 20 by Jakarta-based radio station Mustang 88 FM, a month after the release. Neonomora’s sound has been described as a combination of various genres, including folk, rock, soul, RnB and electronic; instruments found in her songs include violins, harp, acoustic guitar, banjo, koto (Japanese string instrument), mandolin, glockenspiel, tabla and synthesizers.
Let’s find out some songs she’s picked out for us: