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Premiere of 'We Will Rock You,' a musical based on the songs of Queen

Nicola Tiggeler and Sohn Nelson - Premiere of 'We Will Rock You,' a musical based on the songs of Queen, at Deutsches Theater - Munich, Germany - Friday 12th September 2014

Sohn and Nicola Tiggeler

W Hotel Station Club's Annual Emmy Party

Mykayla Sohn - W Hotel Station Club's Annual Emmy Party held at W Hollywood - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 24th August 2014

2014 Delete Blood Cancer Gala

Evan Sohn - 2014 Delete Blood Cancer Gala at Cipriani Wall Street - Inside Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 7th May 2014

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Sohn - Artifice Single Review


Hailing from London, talented electronic musician, songwriter and producer Sohn (that's "Sonn") is causing some serious excitement with the upcoming release of his debut album 'Tremors'. With lead single 'Artifice', it's easy to see why he's caught so much attention; he is someone entering into a genre of incredible enormity and he's certainly managed to develop his own distinctive niche among other electronic music sensations.

Sohn - Artifice Single Review

'Artifice' has a fullness to it with its skilfully layered synths and drums, though at no point does it feel messy or noisy. It kicks off first and foremost with chaotic, almost Caribbean-sounding percussion, but it wastes no time in introducing the infectious synth melody that is to stay in the listener's head a long time afterwards. It's the simplicity of it that makes it so catchy, but that coupled with the sense of melodrama it gives off feels a bit like an old video game. That in itself reflects the lyrical premise; a song about pretence and deception, it reminds you that everyone is playing a game most of the time, rarely letting their real selves be seen under their social fa├žade: 'Somebody better let me know my name/ Before I give myself away'.

There's further depth in other instrumental areas, such as the deep underlying bass injecting some darkness into the track. There's also an affecting trip hop vibe we keep getting a glimpse of between lyrics; with the distorted vocal sounds and head-spinning, oscillating synths which get rather more frenzied towards the end, this is definitely where most of Sohn's edge lies.

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