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Reviewed by Ania Glowacz

Ny Oh: Lovely And Honest EP

Reviewed by Ania Glowacz

Ny Oh: Lovely And Honest EP

Gorgeous melodies, male/female vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, piano, whistling… it just sounds like a gift from heaven, an Ani de Franco or another Fiona Apple. This second EP from London-based Ny Oh is a stunning taster of her developing songwriting skills and spiraling vocal confidence. Former Tauranga girl Naomi Ludlow is a hopeful optimist, and operates with a charming naivety well illustrated by track titles such as I See Change, Dreamcatcher and Truth. Title track Lovely And Honest seems tailor-made as a soundtrack tune. The balanced sound of this EP likely owes to the production of fellow ex-pat Kiwi singer Jesse Sheehan, who adds his backing vocals and a buoyant sheen to the arrangements, without taking away the natural acoustic singer/songwriter/performer feel, or the authenticity of her songs. The minimal instrumentation is tastefully held back, allowing Ny Oh’s interesting voice to show off its versatility. Only four tracks here, the last I See Change being a hard-hitting spoken word hip hop-styled poem with an elegiac chorus. This is special. • Ania Glowacz