Philly born and bred, Naeemah Z. Maddox aka NaeemBot
is a singer songwriter, composer, and multi- instrumentalist. Naeemah’s style is a unique combination of soul, progressive rock, singer-songwriter, and neoclassical influences.
NaeemBot has been on a musical journey that’s led her to produce her most ambitious work yet. Vile Tyrant and the MiddleMen (VTMM) is a fusion of chamber pop, progressive rock and soul, blended into a unique and original style. Five years in the making, VTMM started as a collection of GarageBand demos that Naeemah initially began recording as early as 2007. Constantly writing and recording elaborate demos, Naeemah soon had a growing collection of songs bridging many styles with her quirky writing sensibility.
Using the musical skeletons of the songs, she reimagined the harmonies, articulation, and scoring. Now unleashed and unrestrained, in addition to playing guitar and singing, Naeemah has recorded all of the flutes, violins, and keyboard parts as well as composing, and producing it herself. “Vile Tyrant and the MiddleMen” is scheduled for a June 20th 2017 release.
In addition to performing her original music, Naeemah also plays guitar in the RoseMary Fiki Band, Bkgvox for artist Donn T., guitar for artist Alexa Gold, vocals for Jewish-World Music ensemble – Ezuz. Naeemah also contributed backing vocals on progressive thrash metal band Vektor ‘s 2016 release “Terminal Redux”.
About the album:
“Vile Tyrant and the Middle Men” is Naeemah’s second full length album. More than 5 years in the making, this concept album serves as a statement analyzing the effect of mankind’s struggles on a Macro (political) and Micro (personal )level. Enhanced with the visual images created by Artist Lindsey Wavrek, this album is dense with color and texture. This album showcases a more complete view of Naeemah’s uniquely quirky compositional style. In progress for over a 5 year period, Naeemah recorded this album in her west Philly apartment on her Imac with a simple set up. Condenser Mic, interface, midi keyboard and a whole lot of trouble shooting. Naeemah recorded all of the instruments on the album with the exception of Drums (Tony Flagiello) and Bass (Josh “Freshy” Cisario). These instruments include all flutes, violins, keyboards, vocals, drum programming and bass on two of the nine tracks. The result is an album that blurs and bridges the lines between Progressive Chamber pop and soul infused rock.