SONREAL RELEASES THE NAME EP ON CAPITOL RECORDS/BLACK BOX

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SONREAL RELEASES THE NAME EP TODAY ON CAPITOL RECORDS/BLACK BOX
NEW SINGLE – “CAN I GET A WITNESS” – ALREADY RACKS UP MORE THAN 3.4 MILLION PLAYS ON SPOTIFY
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED RAPPER/SINGER/SONGWRITER ANNOUNCES FALL U.S. COLLEGE TOUR KICKING OFF SEPTEMBER 28th

 

 

The veteran MC’s introspective style combined with a well-honed sense of timing and wordplay have
allowed him to flourish…”
SonReal isn’t planning on taking his foot off the gas anytime soon with new track “Soho.” SonReal raps over a bright choir and harrowing horns that culminate into a three-minute rap opera.
“Meet SonReal, Drake’s Biggest Competition at the Juno Awards.”
“SonReal ain’t going nowhere cause he can’t be stopped…(On “Soho) Son teases us with what’s to come over a dark, menacing beat paired with an angelic, orchestral chorus.”
 
“SonReal is truly a rising star. While he may be a cold-blooded Canadian, rest assured he is bringing the musical heat.”
“SonReal has his own flow, his own style, his own message. And he’s pretty damn good at it.”
August 12th, 2016 – (Los Angeles, CA) – Juno Award-nominated, critically acclaimed rapper, singer, songwriter, and visual maverick SonReal releases The Name EP today on Capitol Records/Black Box. SonReal co-wrote each track on the EP and the single “Can I Get A Witness”has hit Spotify’s Global, U.S., and Canadian Viral charts, already racking up more than 3.4 million plays.  Built on bright melody and shimmying beats, “Can I Get a Witness” finds the artist teaming up with heavyweight producers including Rush and RedOne (Nicki Minaj, Eminem) while the song reveals SonReal’s intricate flow and a sharp sense of songcraft.  Spotify also showcased the song as part of its coveted “New Music Friday” Playlist, along with “Most DefiLitly” and “Hip Hop Hits.” In addition, Apple Music featured it on the “Best of the Week” Playlist.
Fresh off a sold out nationwide U.S. cross-country summer tour with his Capitol Records labelmate Jon Bellion, SonReal will hit the road again next month on a U.S. college tour kicking off on September 28th in Omaha, NE. Please see below for all upcoming tour dates.  Check out The Name EP video trailer filmed across dates all over the U.S. HERE.
Says SonReal, “Touring with Jon this summer was amazing and it was an insane experience for me to see how the music from my new EP resonated with fans even before it was released.  This is my best work to date- it has no genre, it’s just me. Enjoy.”
Known for his comedic larger-than-life videos which have over 10 million combined views SonReal recently debuted the video for his new track “Soho” which was co-written by SonReal and produced by POPS.   Directed by Dane Collison, the clip was filmed using a drone to fully capture the epic landscapes the crew visited while on tour.  Check it out

In Canada, SonReal has become phenomenon. The lyricist and songwriter has been nominated for five JUNO awards, including two this year both for “Rap Recording of The Year” and “Video of the Year” for “For The Town” from his EP of the same name.  He has garnered a total of eight Much Music Video Award nominations, five of which came in 2014 when he took home MuchFact Video of the Year for “Everywhere We Go,” (which also earned a JUNO nod for “Rap Recording of the Year”).  MTV Newscalled him “Drake’s Biggest Competition at the JUNO Awards,” while The Huffington Post declares, “SonReal has his own flow, his own style, his own message. And he’s pretty damn good at it.” Along the way, he also received glowing praise from Noisey/Vice, The Source, Earmilk, HipHopDX, and more. He’s released a string of buzzworthy projects including, Good News (2012) The Closers (2013), One Long Day (2014), and 2015’s For The Town.
The Name EP Track List
Can I Get A Witness
No Warm Up
All I Got
Hot Air Balloon
Soho
 
SonReal’s September/October tour dates are as follows:
09/28   Omaha, NE                              The Waiting Room
09/29   Fargo, ND                                The Sanctuary
10/1     Milwaukee, WI                         The Rave 11
10/2     Iowa City, IA                             Blue Moose Taphouse
10/4     Lansing, MI                              The Loft (At Harem Lounge)
10/5     Toronto, ON                             Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/7     Providence, RI                         Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
10/8     South Burlington VT                Higher Ground
10/9     Patchogue, NY                        The Emporium
10/11   Charlottesville, VA                   Jefferson Theater
10/12   Knoxville, TN                           The International
10/14   Raleigh, NC                             Lincoln Theatre
10/15   Atlanta, GA                              The Loft At Center Stage
10/15   Orlando, FL                             The Social
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