Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sonali • Wake Up

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I was lucky enough to be introduced to the music of Sonali through my friends at LaFamos, and am I glad they did. Sonali is currently in new York City at NYU, as she was invited to be a part of the prestigious Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, in New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. This has allowed the young singer/songwriter to sharpen her plentiful skills, both as a writer and a performer. Apparently, her time at NYU has inspired her, for she has a new EP out, 'Wake Up'.

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'Wake Up' is a five-song collection of Pop treats, more delicious desserts than Pop Tarts. The EP opens with "Wake Up", a bright and sweet call to live life to the fullest, with your eyes wide open. That is followed by "Who We Are", the second track. This is a wonderful story of self-acceptance, and the acceptance of others. It is also the first music video from the album, and it perfectly captures the spirit of this young artist. With it, she offers a message of what prejudice and hate can do to a family unit, and to crush the spirit of a young person. It also showcases her belief in equality, and her support of the LGBT community. This is the official music video for "What We Are".

The next cut, "Find Your Way", is more introspective. There is a wonderful confessional feel, showcasing Sonali's vocals with a spartan arrangement. There is something so sweet and delicate in her performance, I just had to listen to it a couple of times before moving on. "Holding Pattern" brings back the effervescent Pop, while keeping some real meat on the bone as she balances moving forward with her search for so much in life. The final track on the EP is "September", displaying a great wisdom and strength from the young artist. I hope you enjoy this video for Sonali's "September".

It is exciting to be there at the beginning of a career of an artist as talented as Sonali, which is what we are all invited to do with her 'Wake Up' EP. We get to hear her speak from the heart, and start on a great journey. I can't wait to see where it goes. You can purchase 'Wake Up' from iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby. To learn more about Sonali, you can visit her official website. You can also 'like' her on Facebook, and 'follow' her on Twitter.

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