Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Sophia Danai spins a web and a story on "Come Thru"

Come Thru by the multi-layered and talented singer-songwriter Sophia Danai pushes so many buttons in your brain. The pleasure centers are all firing when you revel in Danai passionate vocal performance which is both sweet and acidic but it is not only her vocal chops that will have you glassy eyed and feeling kind of high but the very cool musical maze that she navigates her voice around. The production blends so many sonic elements together. There are sounds that feel like vintage recordings, pearly keys of synths, electronic shifted vox that feel like memories bending.  All these interesting sounds feel like emotional cues to the story being told or referenced. A story of heart break, betrayal and maybe a touch of revenge or comeuppance and surely female empowerment. It is such a stellar passion play of a song and Danai's gritty soulful vocal performance sells it oh so well. Hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, her vocal aesthetic has been likened to a blend of Nina Simone, Billy Holiday and Portishead and it is an apt description (I only wish I would of come up with it).
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Robb Donker