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NAIVE PRESS RELEASE (JUNE 4th 2021)
is an ode to dreamers
Singer-songwriter Petra Jasmiina is known for her signature style of lyrical story pop, and her upcoming single, “Naïve” is an oasis of just that. The song takes us deep into a paradoxical fairytale where starry-eyed dreamers and hopeless romantics no longer need to hide away. In a world where tough realism and hard facts rule, she anoints herself Queen of reckless daydreaming, wild romanticism and shameless innocence - and invites you to join her court.
Naïve is a delicious paradox. The world of sound, a pearly fairytale with a dark undertone, is a debut production by the Finnish, New York City-based artist herself – a fresh and unique duality of indie and electropop. The songwriting bears Petra’s signature flairs of poetry, personality and storytelling and is described by the independent artist as excruciatingly autobiographical; In admiration of Lorde’s “Liability” and Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space”, the song was born out of turning hurtful critique into praise by switching the narrative – in this case, owning and embracing her inner dreamer, a starry-eyed romantic and shameless idealist. By stepping into the light as “a naïve” she invites the listener to claim the title as well – and share the throne.
According to the artist, the song comes with a mission. “I want to give people permission to dream. To open their minds to wide-eyed wonder, infinite possibility and their innate creativity and imagination, often lost and forgotten in adulting. I want chasing your dreams to be the rule, not the exception, for romance to be put back on its pedestal and for believing the best of people to be a strength, not a weakness. Or, as the song put it: ‘I’ve been waiting for so long to dream with you.’ “