Sohn will bring his most adventurous, engrossing music yet to the Roundhouse, following the release of his eagerly awaited new album Rennen.
Having co-written tracks for artists like Rihanna and created remixes for everyone from Disclosure to The Weeknd, Rennen reveals a darkly sultry side to Sohn’s glitchy R&B music in a gutsy, gritty collection for the ages.
London-born Sohn’s acclaimed 2014 debut, Tremors, launched him from behind-the-scenes producer to international star. The record was hailed as “spellbinding,” by The Sunday Times, “pristine techno-soul” by Uncut, Q praised his music as “spine-tingling,” and the New York Times raved that “his tenor rises to androgynous high notes that are lonely fragility incarnate.” Songs from the album racked up more than 60 million streams on Spotify and earned Sohn major festival performances from Field Day to iTunes. He toured relentlessly, circling the globe three times in two years with a live show that blended electronics and instruments into a hypnotic mix described by The Line Of Best Fit as “near-flawless.”
Throughout Rennan, Sohn deals with the political climate in Europe and the US alongside monumental changes that rocked his personal life over the last two years, from falling in love, to getting married, to learning that he will become a father.
Musically, SOHN exercised restraint in the productions, limiting each song to three main elements. His goal was to hone in on the essence of the tracks, and to ensure that he recorded only the strongest material that could stand on its own without studio magic.
“I think I’ve had a tendency in the past to overthink the sounds and the layers out of some kind of fear, whereas this time I forced myself to only add those three main elements in each track and make sure the song itself was good enough.” Sohn explains.
Good enough is an understatement with Rennen. It’s an ambitious exhibition of both his personal and artistic growth, a confident display of the evolution he’s undergone in just two short years.
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