Sonny Southon has a past as colourful and engaging as her music. From a childhood steeped in sound singing alongside her Samoan father in his band before leaving New Zealand at 18 to become a songwriter. This leap of faith would see her settle in London, sign to Warner Chappell Publishing UK and subsequently Siren Records UK as a solo artist, recording two albums and selling a modest 100,000 records while singing alongside luminaries as varied as Duran Duran and Sir Bob Geldof.
The love of family finally brought her home to NZ, after living in Milan and Los Angeles and the lure of the recording studio has spawned her recent EP Movin On.
It is her first studio recording after a long hiatus and touches on indie pop, electronica, hints of soul and infused with a Balearic vibe that’s hard to pigeonhole. Sonny has created an alternative record with a strong underlying pop sensibility made with surefooted craft and rediscovered creativity. It reflects an artist drawing from a life of truly unique sensibilities both in and out of the vocal booth.
The first two singles have been released – ‘Demons’ and ‘No Means No’ and are streaming on all platforms.
More to come …..