Artist Spotlight on SOA. Meet soa. Canadian-born, Brazil-based. Her debut EP 'Maybe It's The Moon' hopes to inspire movement, love and creativity in her audience. ‘Maybe It’s The Moon’ feels familiar yet otherworldly and traces our steps back in time to our deepest intentions. Guiding us to our roots of love, breath and beats. Her smooth and earthy vocals will take you on an ethereal journey between two hemispheres. Inspiration comes from the rugged and rainy pacific northwest where she works on first nation territories restoring coastal conifer forests. soa spends the other half of the year in the tropical Brazilian jungle. Playing in the ocean and waterfalls, swinging from vines and nourishing her creativity with coconuts and cacau. Close your eyes and dance.
“A magical debut EP be sure to follow and support soa on her music journey. She’s definitely a talent on the rise in the electro pop indie space with vocals that are wonderfully enchanting.” Produced by a Girl
Who are the band members and what do they play?
soa - singer/songwriter
What are the band's main influences?
soa's main influences are female artists such as Charlotte Day Wilson, Arlo Parks, Drama Duo, Tiawa, Ceu and Sade who's
captivating vocals inspire soa's sound.
Have you played any notable gigs, festivals or other events? Likewise radio or TV appearances?
Are there any other interesting or amusing happenings – no matter how small – that the band have been involved with
that would be of interest to those who like your music?
soa is working on her live set which she will be sharing with Rio de Janeiro in the upcoming months. Expect to dance.
Do you have any favourable quotes from previous reviews of the band that you'd be happy to share?
"I just listened to the album 10 times' - Diego Mondego "I can't stop listening"
Where was the single/EP/album recorded and who was involved in its production?
The song was produced by Brian Squillace, member of the up and coming LA based band LANNDS. He is the genius behind
the beats and the vibe of this EP. All the vocals were recorded in soa's bedroom in Northern Canada. They never met in person,
but managed to make some long-distance magic happen.
Is there a particular ethos behind the single/EP/album or any particular music styles or events that inspired it?
The ethos behind this EP is that love is music and music is love.
Can you briefly describe what the song/each song is about? If you are releasing an album then either describe the
thinking behind the project or choose a couple of lead tracks to focus on.
'ma luv' was written at my piano whilst pondering love. It's inspired by her first time falling in love, being entangled by it at every moment. When you finally feel a deep, past life soul connection with someone, the feeling is hard to describe, and easier put into melody. 'cold water' was written while sitting on the beach of soa's hometown, Vancouver, after a cold spring dip in the ocean and looking out over the ocean to the snow topped mountains. The lyrics of this song capture exactly that moment, of feeling your entire body alive after a cold dip, appreciating the sunshine and the simple beauty of nature. 'Maybe it's the moon' is inspired by the moon. The moon in all her forms and how us women are so linked to her cycles. How she has the ability to change our mood. It's about the feeling you get when you are high off life, inspired to sing and create.
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