With a soothing folk, indie-pop sound, Naomi Keyte knows how to captivate the hearts of her audience with her thought-provoking songs.
Her latest is 'Travelling Woman', the first single the Adelaidian has released since her debut album release, 'Melaleuca', in 2017. That record saw Keyte nominated for Best Folk, Best Female Artist and Best Release at the 2017 South Australian Music Awards.
'Travelling Woman' was recorded while Naomi was touring Tasmania and simultaneously contemplating a break-up. "The song tells the story of loving someone perpetually on the move," Naomi shares.
"It speaks to the push/ pull of a relationship in transition, of lingering hope and of reckoning with the unknown."
The past three years has seen Keyte support the likes of Paul Kelly, Aldous Harding and Ainslie Wills as well as performing at WOMADelaide, OzAsia Festival and Latitude (UK).
Here, Naomi shares five things you can do in Adelaide to support local businesses as life returns to the new 'normal'.
1: Drive to the Adelaide Hills
Head for a special dining experience at The Summertown Aristologist via the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens. You'll experience an interesting farm to table food, locally made wine and the most beautiful walk. Quality food, wine and fresh air – what more could you want?
2: Shop Quality Second Hand at The Commons
The Commons is an inner-city clothing store and exchange. They specialise in vintage and high-quality second-hand apparel. Play dress-ups ethically.
3: Get dressed-up and eat at Africola
Africola remains one of my favourite places to eat dinner in Adelaide. The setting is vibrant, the service is slick but relaxed and the food is the perfect combination of interesting, humble and nourishing. There are plenty of vegan/ vegetarian/ gluten-free options.
4: Tea or coffee at Sibling
Sibling is a lovely, light-filled cafe on the south side of the city. The space is beautiful, the food menu is great and you can pop next door to Ensemble, which is a store focused on local and sustainable apparel and wears.
5: Go on an art tour of Adelaide
On bike or foot, you could design an art tour for yourself. On the list: Art Gallery of South Australia, Samstag Museum of Art, Nexus Arts, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute and Floating Goose Studios. If you're looking to buy a gift try Jam Factory.