Naol shares on his EP, Dismal Summer

Naol releases Dismal Summer in hopes to inspire those who struggle with mental illness

Canadian singer-songwriter and producer, Naol will be unveiling his EP, Dismal Summer on June 24, 2022.

He started playing a bit on a keyboard his sister got when she was younger in December 2017, but got into songwriting in 2018, and realized he had some sort of aptitude in it, due to his previous history of writing poetry and making comic books. He was influenced by his Grade 11 English Teacher and Grade 12 Computer Science Teacher to start writing his thoughts as an outlet for his depression.

Years of going on and off and always feeling inferior compared to other artists is what Naol experienced. After receiving a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and psychosis, and receiving medication for his supposedly ADHD, Naol has a story to share with others.

One that speaks about mental illness.

A story about the successes and failures of an athlete or simply an individual.

Dismal Summer shares just that. Naol hopes it will be an inspiration for all who struggle, to keep moving forward.

Check it out tomorrow via all streaming platforms. Until then, find out more about Naol via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Of course! I’m Naol, I’m a Canadian producer, singer, and songwriter that makes music for the sole purpose of helping people who experience mental illnesses. My sound intertwines lo-fi, alternative R&B, and downtempo electronic music. I’m influenced by the melancholic vocals and minimalistic production of Joji, the dark aesthetic of The Weeknd, and sound engineering from Tame Impala.

Tell us a bit about your most recent release.

My EP Dismal Summer, discusses themes along the lines of mental illness, loss, etc.

Where do you tend to pull inspiration from when writing?

Myself. My life experience with having mental illnesses has constructed what I evoke with my creative work now. I simply want to write songs that mean something to me and hopefully others too.

Do you have any upcoming shows or festivals you’d like to tell us about?

No, I do not at this time.

What’s your goal for 2022?

Honestly, go with the flow. Will see how the EP goes and go from there.

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