Every Monday we will be bringing you an unsigned singer or band as part of our Independent Music Monday feature. This week, we caught up with Sonn find out more about him…
Where are you from and how did you first get into music?
I am half Malaysian half Scottish currently living in London, I first got into music through my parents as they always used to play house music around me.
Who were your musical influences when you were growing up and who are your influences now?
I got really into heavy rock music, so Avenged Sevenfold was a big influence, now I've gone completely opposite and am really influenced by more laidback stuff, Steve Lacy, TOPS, and Tourist are probably my main influences as of late.
How would you describe your sound?
I dont really know tbh, definitely more toward the R&B but also not quite.
What is your latest single called and what was the influence behind it?
My latest single is called "Choke" it was made with the feeling of being held back by so many things in mind.
What’s your local music scene like?
I live in London so its VERY broad.
What do you have planned for the next 12 months? Any albums or festivals?
Just releasing more singles and experimenting with my sound more, don't want to write an album just yet as I want to really connect with what I'm writing.
Is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with?
Way too many haha, Mura Masa would be interesting.
Any funny stories surrounding your live performances?
I don't play shows as often as I'd like, so I dont have many, but it's always funny when people request music to me, like I can just download it right on the spot haha.
What is the one thing that you want readers to know about you?
I am not as sad as my music may suggest hahaha.