HeIsTheArtist – “Sympathy Sonata (Rock Rhapsody)”

A dynamic success that spans from rock-ready invigoration to soulful spaciousness, “Sympathy Sonata (Rock Rhapsody)” is a recent single from HeIsTheArtist. The New York-based Christian R&B artist takes inspiration here from the classic Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and specifically its “I need no sympathy,” line. Aptly, “Sympathy Sonata (Rock Rhapsody)” presents an introspective theme, exploring the struggles between balancing personal healing and self-pity.

An onslaught of guitar distortion wastes no time kicking the track into gear. “To be alone today,” the emerging vocals then let out amidst pit-pattering percussion and venomous guitar tones, escalating with thunderous percussive appeal into the one-minute turn, where a lusher soulfulness emerges — “don’t pick up your phone to be alone today.” “Sympathy Sonata (Rock Rhapsody)” is an invigorating rock success from HeIsTheArtist. He elaborates further: “The song is meant to be self-reflective for the listener during times when self-pity seems easier than confronting the situation and actually healing from it.”

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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