Since releasing her debut EP, ‚Home One Day‘ in 2020 life has changed a lot for London- raised singer-songwriter SOBI. Adjusting to life as a new mother, and being confinned to her ‚new-born lockdown bubble‘, as she calls it, has given her new inspiration and the chance to explore diffeerent musical narratives, developing on from the atmospheric, guitar-driven tones of ‚Devil‘ and ‚Pearl‘ from her finrst record.
„We’re all having to constantly adapt within a changing world, and I finnd it overwhelming sometimes. But I have found such comfort in writing songs and I’m so grateful to have had space to do that in my new-born lockdown bubble. Theese last few years have given me the chance to really grow as an artist, and develop new skills. For the finrst time I’ve experimented with recording at home and not in a studio.“
Having been a fairly shy child, it was music that really brought SOBI out of her shell and allowed her to express herself. She began writing and performing her own songs at the tender age of 16. She initially wrote on the acoustic guitar but after watching Lianne La Havas perform in a London bar she was inspired to pick up an electric guitar, giving her emotive, delicate songs a raw and unique edge. SOBI has since gone on to play several tours (including Jamie Lawson‘s sold out tour as his opening act) building a name for herself around the UK and Germany and a loyal fanbase.
To mark the release of her debut EP ‚Home One Day‘ SOBI played a sold-out headline show at LUX, Hannover to an audience of 200. Her single ‚Devil‘ landed in several independently- curated Spotify playlists including Alexrainbird’s Winter 2020 Indie playlist, and her single ‚Pearl‘ has accumulated over 200,000 streams on Spotify.
After taking some time to develop her sound, SOBI is now back with her new music‚ tackling themes such as grief, loss and falling into the comparison trap.
In her latest single, ‚Caribbean Beach‘, SOBI explores the theme of loss, opening up about her own journey with grief after suddenly losing her father in 2020. She describes the feeling of not being ready to let go, even when others are moving on, and finnding comfort in fond memories and old photographs.
„Grief is a subject rarely talked about openly, but it consumes and affeects so many of us and is a really painful process to go through alone. I hope that people listening to this song can refleect on their own experiences and know that it is ok to feel sad sometimes when they‘re missing their loved ones, no matteer how long it has been. When we grieve the loss of someone, we acknowledge how important and special they were to us.“
Teaming up with longtime collaborator, Helge Preuß (who has previous worked with Silbermond and Joris among others), SOBI decided to keep the production for this song very simple, so that the meaningful lyrics would stand in the forefront.
The single is accompanied by a music video, directed and finlmed by Stabil & Grazil (Niklas Witteig and Dennis Schishcke).

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