Norii is a 22-year-old native San Diegan who combines her love of experimental and feel-good music with esoteric lyricism, creating her curious, art-pop sound. Even though she grew up in a town so close to LA, music was always a pipe-dream, so she took the more tangible route of getting into med school. Once at college, she quickly reached a demoralization threshold, and flew back home for a gap year. Rediscovering her love of music carried her through this period of uncertainty, leading her to take the leap and pursue her kid-dream. Norii’s lyrics are unabashedly self-reflective, weaving her experiences with heartbreak, depression, eating disorders, and a semi-dysfunctional family, into an ongoing story of her life.
“Break Up With Her (Go Out With Me)” is about a relationship with a guy from my past. When we got back in touch and I found out he was in a committed relationship, it rattled me a lot more than expected. I felt guilty for even feeling the way I did, but instead of rationalizing it I thought it would be interesting to write a song where I went full-psycho and imagined the alternate reality where we did get together. And it wouldn’t be pretty. I wanted the vocal performance and production to be as manic as the idea itself, so we ended up with this crazy Tim Burton carnival of a song." Norii