Songs from the Hart

At the tender age of 12, singer-songwriter Naomi Hart looks to have a long and exciting career ahead of her. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d405028
At the tender age of 12, singer-songwriter Naomi Hart looks to have a long and exciting career ahead of her. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d405028

The 12-year-old recently submitted an original song to the Triple J Unearthed High competition and after a week of being live, reached 11th on the pop chart.

Naomi said her song, Worth, had been inspired by her social life and school adventures.

She said the song was written in the surroundings of her own home.

‘I sat down with my guitar and just let the song come to me,’ she said.

Unearthed is a Triple J initiative, which aims to discover and promote new Australian music written by high school students.

Naomi said singing her soulful tunes at her peers’ request had given her instant recognition around the schoolyard, but admits she still has a long way to go in reaching fame.

‘It means a lot to me that my friends would take the time to listen and support my original songs,’ she said.

‘They have always encouraged me and were the ones who convinced me to enter this competition, they knew I had it in me.

‘I have always dreamt of a career in music and my family are very musical, so I have always been around it.’

Naomi has been singing and playing guitar and piano since she was six.

The top 50 finalists will be in the running to win a recording session with Triple J and a lunchtime performance by Australian indi-pop band San Cisco.

The winner will be announced on August 5.

To hear Worth, visit www.triplejunearthed.com