18/04/2019 | Le Bureau Export Paris

World | Sônge pleases the English-speaking media

With her debut album Flavourite Câlâ, singer Sônge brings the international media under her spell.

Two years after her eponymous EP Sônge, the Breton singer Sônge released her debut album Flavourite Câlâ (Paplophone / Warner Music France) on March 22, 2019. A release that interested several international media, including Clash Magazine (UK), Huck (UK) and Archi Worldys (USA).

Inspired by Breton tales and Creole legends, the rising star of French pop illustrates a mythical and poetic music world. Her music is also influenced by her travels and draws inspiration from the places where she lived: Brittany, Paris, Corsica, Cuba, etc.
She borrows sounds from genres such as trip-hop, jazz and reggae and creates her own musical identity that crosses the boundaries between different sounds.

The open source news aggregator Archi Worldys looks back at the artist’s career: she grew up without Beyoncé or Rihanna’s hits, but by learning West African drumming and by participating in a choir. She attended a business school in Germany, where she started composing her first songs in her bedroom. After returning to Paris, she decided to devote herself to music-making: she attended the Conservatoire and followed musicology classes at Paris-VIII University.

In the interviews she did for the two British media, Clash and Huck, Sônge talks about her synesthesia – a neurological phenomenon, in which stimulation of one sense provokes another. As for Sônge, her synesthesia is translated by the fact that she sees sounds as colors, which helps her in her writing process.

Read out some extracts from the articles:

« The rising French DJ, singer and producer is quickly joining the ranks of unconventional female artists with total control of their music, such as Björk, Christine And The Queens and FKA Twigs.

She fluctuates seamlessly between different genres and sounds, from ethereal electronics to soulful R&B and futuristic hip-hop; it all culminates to create something truly otherworldly and inimitable. »

– Clash Magazine (UK)

« Enter the fantastical world of Sônge: an insomniac synesthete who writes songs about devils, death and deities. »

– Huck (UK)

References: 

Clash, « Next Wave #893: SÔNGE »
Archi Worldys, « Music: Sônge of a summer night » 
Huck, « ‘There are a lot of magic coloured serpents in my music’ This is Sônge »