Wednesday, April 3, 2019
SOMA - Don't Believe Them
Easiest way to get me hooked on a track before I've ever listened to it? Have it produced in Sweden. I have a strong love affair with most all Swedish pop music and Finland transplant, SOMA is absolutely no different. I am in awe of her modern take on disco. The production on this song is fantastic. It's nostalgic and has so much that's rooted in the 80s but it's modern and it's current.
The chorus just slams. The way that the track rises up to support SOMA's vocals is brilliant. You are right along with her through the song but when the chorus comes around, it's just a whole new ballgame. I really enjoy how this song is about empowerment and she just stand up and says, I'm just done with all this bullshit. I'm tired of having to defend myself because that's not who I am. I'm a grown ass woman and your petty drama isn't going to even come close to touching me anymore. You are the person that I want to be with and you have to trust in me. Trust in the fact that you are the only one. If you can't do that, then I'm not going to beg you.
Music like this so often gets dismissed because it's "just pop" and that's not fair. This track has merit and worth and stands on it's own as a powerful piece of art. Take the emotion that SOMA is evoking here and find another medium that is as easily disseminated as music is. The means in which she's reaching people through this art is far reaching and will stand the test of time. Sure, there are people that will simply write this off but they'd be wrong to do so.
I look forward to hearing more from SOMA and will absolutely share her so we can continue on this journey together.