The emerging Berlin-based duo NOSOYO (pronounced NO-SOY-YÓ, meaning “I am not me – I am everything”), is composed of two dynamic artists: Donata (vocals, guitar, songwriting) and Daim (vocals, drum, songwriting).
Daim is part Dutch, part Turkish and presents a more harmonious, freethinking spirit. Donata grew up in Bonn, Germany and loves conceptualising, composing and seeks confrontation. Together they collide via passionate songs full of playful details and clever twists. Listeners can detect a beautiful tension within moments of experiencing their collaboration. They compliment each other perfectly. NOSOYO are an expressively scandalous game of ambivalence, duality and moods, and yet the two create this contrast through upbeat and poised alternative pop.
The two met at the Conservatorium in Amsterdam, immediately recognizing that they were destined for one another. After observing each other from a distance, they only exchanged polite compliments after watching each other perform in a concert. From that moment, it took three more years before the duo began performing together despite their shared instinct.
Loud & Shameless will be their second album: thirteen distinct songs to express a particular mindset that surges the two artists forward, both personally and musically. NOSOYO eases into more electronic-leaning soundscapes than their previous album, Resonate. The two experiment with hybrid sound collages, combining and circulating loops, samples and synths to harmoniously weave new sounds through honest lyrics.