Today’s song is “Savage (ft Izzy Austin)” by SONI. The Orange County, Los Angeles artist is back with a new female anthem.
SONI’s love for music started with disco and old skool hip hop. She started singing in a gospel choir in her teens, challenging the brown girl stereotype. At the age of 18, she sang in a small choir with Lurine Cato (winner of 2013 Mobo) in a local church. Soni also worked with DJ Phoenix on East Side Records on a Garage tune called Sunshine released in 2001. Soni had received a Prince’s Trust Award and worked with London Arts and City Showcase before leaving for the USA to care for her father who sadly passed and was not able to come back to UK for many years.
She formerly sang for Buttercuts Records band “The Pistachios,” a group that started out as a Sunday jam session but turned into a unique blend of funk, reggae, and ska with a smidgen of hip hop thrown in.
Self-described as a “corner shop girl singing of freedom” SONI writes of immigration issues, loss of loved ones, and how the love of friends and family make life worth it all.
“Savage” has a smooth hip hop beat that meets a cool R&B laced with beautiful vocals speaking to all women of the world. This empowering track gives females the power to keep fighting and make it through the dark challenges that may surround them.
This track is the final single off her 3-song Rebel Star EP out now via London’s Buttercuts Records.