Nayon Kim

Nayon Kim

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NY Press calls her songs "sexy." Recently billed as one of the "ten top Asian-American indie bands," Nayon Kim's songs are honest & poignant, with an uncanny feel for lyricism. From haunting ballads to fast-paced rock'n'roll that will make you want to "let your hair down," it's worth checking out.

Biography

"Indie luminary" Nayon Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and found her love for music at a very early age. Since moving to New York at the age of ten, Nayon has been actively pursuing her music career. As a former child virtuoso on the piano, she has always had a great ear for music, but it wasn't until her latter years at New York University (where she studied within the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at the Steinhardt School of Education) that she picked up the guitar and began composing songs. Since then, Nayon has performed in many accomplished music venues in New York City, solo and with a band. Her music has also been featured in various films and compilations, and she recently won honorable mention in 2003's John Lennon Songwriting Contest. While Nayon Kim has been compared to the likes of Sheryl Crow and early Liz Phair, her music is definitely in a league of its own. With a distinct sound, strong lyrics and even stronger hooks, it's hard to forget Nayon's songs once you hear them.

Lyrics

High and Low ©2005

Written By: Nayon Kim

Bending all the rules
Don't you let me down
I jump from river to river
You get all the luck
Wishing on a four leaf clover
Don't you do me any favors

Run me down
Aim high
Lose your ground
Lay low in my arms

Running express in a dead end town
Shredding my nameless religion
Shedding my dead skin til it bleeds
Don't let me down, don't let me down

Run me down
Aim high
Lose your ground
Lay low in my arms

Paint By Numbers ©2005

Written By: Nayon Kim

To the sun we'll go
Barefoot and full of hope
I'm hungry for some wisdom
Toothless but I'm filled with freedom

I chase you like a ghost
You're playing hard to get
It must always be so
I'm learning slow not to let go

Venom indecision
Naked with precision
You're my jaded warrior
You'll no longer rescue me whole

I light you like a match
But your fire dies out fast
I lick my fingers but you're
Looking every other way

I'm not a masochist
But I need to feel your hate
Paint me by your numbers
And we'll see what we can create

Venom indecision
Naked with precision
You're my jaded warrior
You'll no longer rescue me whole

Blowing on an eyelash
What comes of it I wish I may
No matter what you do or say
You want me, need me, I can feel it

Venom indecision
Naked with precision
You're my jaded warrior
You'll no longer rescue me whole

Venom decision
Naked precision
You're my jaded warrior
You'll no longer rescue me whole

Rabbit Hole ©2005

Written By: Nayon Kim

Touch me, I burn
My shame, my thirst
You're fire phantom
Chasing my hurt

Oh, I'm yearning
I'm bound knee deep

Sweet dreams may come
Not through nightmares

Oh, I'm learning
I'm sound asleep

Awaiting your return

Is this my path?
You're lost with hate

Oh, I'm churning
I'm found to keep

Is it far fetched
To want my taste

Oh, I'm burning
My sweet retreat

Awaiting your return

I long for you

Touch me, I burn
My shame, my thirst

Oh, I'm yearning
I'm bound knee deep

You're fire phantom
Chasing my hurt

Oh, I'm learning
I'm sound asleep

Discography

-"Hyperion Forgotten" and "Days Gone By" were featured in 'Acme Underground's Best of the Best Rock' compilation CD, 2003.
-"Lone Star" was featured in 'Bridge to Music: Indie Sounds From Brooklyn's Underground' compilation CD, Harris Radio, 2003.
-"Mudpie" was featured in 'Just Another Day,' an independent film directed by Maniner Saini, 2001.
-"Hyperion Forgotten" received Honorable Mention in 2003's John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
-Various songs have received streaming airplay on HarrisRadio.com
-"Hyperion Forgotten" and "Catatonic" have been featured on Mebeeb.com
-Venues performed include: Acme Underground (Best of the Best Rock showcase), White Rabbit (AARYV Voter Registration benefit), Tonic, Luna Lounge, Pete's Candy Store, Swift, Greenwich Cafe, Blackbox Theatre, Cabaret 88's, Cafe 111 (Womanrock showcase), Provincetown Playhouse, Galapagos, Arlene's Grocery (Tsunami benefit show), Cutting Room (Urban Erotika showcase), Trash Bar, the Pussycat Lounge, Rothko, Rare (Music Industry Showcase), Continental, and Crash Mansion.
-Nayon's debut full-length album, title tbd, is currently under works.

Set List

35-45 minute sets, revolving set list that is comprised of 4-5 minute length songs.