Nimat

Nimat

BandR&BAlternative

Nimat’s musical expression represents a melodic synergy of soul and rock to create a refreshing, unique sound that embodies the depth and breadth of the multiple genres that influence her music. A fusion of bluesy lyrics, rock melodies, and rich soulful rhythm.

Biography

When extraordinary talent is infused with pure artistry, unique style and exquisite grace, it is a remarkable blessing. With a namesake derived from the Arabic word for “blessing”, Nimat an exceptional singer-songwriter-musician, is a blessing indeed.
Just when it appeared the incessant and redundant sounds of late were R&B’s inevitable destiny, this musical blessing emerged to offer us an incomparable journey into melodic poetry and motion. Rising above comparison with a unique, soulful sound that refuses the limitation of genre, Nimat delivers a captivating harmony that nestles in the pleasurable richness of great music.
Writing is a profound passion Nimat has possessed since the tender age of 12 when she began her musical career. She has written and produced over 250 tracks including all of the music on her independent, debut CD, “I Still Need You” which has sold nationally and internationally multiple units via traditional and Internet music stores, performances and other grassroots efforts. Nimat, an accomplished guitarist, has awed many audiences in more than 175 performances since mid-2004. In her quest to realize her dream of being a world-renowned musical artist, Nimat learned the craft of music production, built a studio in her home, then went on to write, produce and master all of her music.
Although influenced by musical pioneers such as Nina Simone, Bob Marley and Ella Fitzgerald, Nimat attributes much of her musical expression to life’s experiences and struggles, current issues, and the occurrences that really impact people and their lives on a daily basis.
“As I have grown, not just in age but in life experience; so has my music,” professed Nimat. “From the depth of my lyrics to the boundless arrangements of my music, it feels good to reach people in a much deeper way.
Embark upon a musical journey with Nimat and allow her to captivate you in a harmonic trance, spanning mesmerizing musical dimensions. You will be delighted you did…

Lyrics

I Need A Plot

Written By: Nimat

I Need A Plot

Verse 1
He wouldn’t say his name
So I wouldn’t tell him mine
We waisted a lot of time starring starring
I wouldn’t play his game
He figured he’d do the same
He turned around with this look yes he was smiling smiling
Hook
Ohh, What must I say
What must I do
To let him know
How I feel
Is it the same
I need to know
Is it for real
I need a plot
Verse2
He wanted to know the time
I told him a half past nine
I figured this was my chance to tell him something something
He started to walk away
My lips wouldn’t part to say
That I wanted him to stay but now he’s leaving leaving
Hook
Bridge
I guess I really need to know
Is he worth it or for show
How could a stranger break my heart
And will he tear it all apart
Is a friend is he a foe
Should I say yes or maybe no
Is he a novice or a pro
Maybe its better I don’t know
Hook +
Tell me what must I say
Tell me what must I do
If I want to be with him
I just need to let him know
He needs to know how I feel
I hope that he feels the same
I hope that this feelings real
I just need to let him know

You Can Run

Written By: Nimat Bilal

You Can Run

V1
Hey, Its Me
Are you ready to talk
Cause I'm listening
I think you owe it to me to tell me the truth
Well if you're not ready then
Let me tell you
Hook
That you can run
and you can hide
But you cant hide from what you feel inside
And you can run
and you can hide
but you cant hide from what you really are
V2
So you wanna call me up
and you wanna tell me things
the problem with you is you
and you don’t know what love means
Now you wanna tell me that
Iv'e been doing something wrong
When everybody knows its you
Its been you all along
You can run
Hook
and you can hide
But you cant hide from what you feel inside
and you can run
but you cant hide
No you cant hide from what you really are
V3
So you wanna act like you
You've been doing alright
Maybe you can tell me why
Why you cant sleep at night
Did somebody hurt your heart
to make you wanna hurt mine
And if you cant let me know
the better part of you should let me go

You know what
my friends tried to tell me you would do this
But I guess I didn’t want to believe it
They were right about you
I was wrong
and if you think that its all over
Let me tell you
Hook
That you can run
But you cant hide
No you cant hide from what you feel inside
You can run
and you can hide, But you cant hide from what you really are. Nimat

Funny

Written By: Nimat Bilal

Funny

Its Funny seeing you here
After all these years
I wondered how it would be
Remember when you told me
Id amount to nothing
Now take a look at me
So how does it feel to you
To finally face the truth
To realize the only one deficient was you
With all that you’ve done to me
I still made it through you see
I never stopped believing in me
Hook
Its Funny Its Funny
How the tables turn
Its Funny Its Funny
All the lessons learned
Its Funny Its Funny
You get what you earn
Its Funny Its Funny
2nd Verse
Its something like the saying
You reap what you sow
If you didn’t know now you know
And its something how it finds you
Wherever you go
The things that we do in this world
So how does it feel to you
To finally face the truth
To realize the only one deficient was you
With all that you’ve done to me
I still made it through you see
I never stopped believing in me
Hook
Bridge
Candy Coated memories of yesterday, haunt me
Beneath the sweet the bitter sweet I used to pray, all day
Will I get by another day, maybe
The hurt and the pain and the rain, come back again
Hook
2nd Hook
What goes around Comes around, What goes up must come down (X4)

Discography

CD titled, "I Still Need You" released May 2004
Online at:
Cdbaby.com
Itunes.com
Musicmatch.com
realrhapsody.com
Towerrecords.com
In stores at:
Borders Books and Music
Karibu Books
Tower Records,
Bab's Records, District Heights MD
Gallery Africa

Set List

Typical set with band 30 min or 1- 1 1/2 hour set your choice.
or solo acoustic set of 30-60 minutes
We perform primarily original music in addition to a few covers.