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Winner of NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest Naia Izumi Signs to Sony Masterworks | New Video Out Now

Initially making his debut earlier this year as the winner of NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, multitalented guitarist, bassist, drummer, singer-songwriter and producer NAIA IZUMI now gears up for the next chapter in his career – by signing with Sony Music Masterworks!

Of the signing news, Naia Izumi says:

“I feel incredibly blessed to have this partnership with Sony Music Masterworks, and very excited to see what my musical child becomes!”

With a combination of soulful vocals and complex rhythms, Naia creates prolific and passionate music that reminds its listeners of the magic that exists in expression of sound. 

Arriving alongside today’s news is a new visual for “Soft Spoken,” which makes its debut as part of Original Penguin’s ongoing video series “Original Tracks,” a partnership between the brand and FLOOD Magazine that showcases the latest rising talents in music.  Making its debut exclusively via FLOOD Magazine, the new visual for “Soft Spoken,” directed by Ron Peters, is the perfect companion to the pop-tinged, guitar-based track – watch it here.