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Posted January 14, 2021 by Mike Mineo in Soul / R&B
 
 

SONI – “Savage” (ft. Izzy Austin)

Previously impressing with the tracks “Happy to Serve” and “Dance With Me,” California-based artist SONI shows well again with the track “Savage,” featuring Izzy Austin. SONI’s convergence of soul, R&B, and pop succeeds again here — led by a popping bass, eerie synth pads, and vibrant vocals. Heartrending strings follow shortly thereafter, combining with tender guitars for an emotive effect as the vocals take a reprieve. Confident, self-righteous lyrics and flourishing vocals add well throughout, especially upon the “she’s savage,” hook. The bluesy vocal escalation to close this one off is especially convincing.

Look out for SONI’s 3-song EP, via London’s Buttercuts Records.

“Bail Me Out” and other memorable tracks from September can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2020’ Spotify playlist.


Mike Mineo

 
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