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Somme: s/t EP

Somme
Somme EP
May 18th, 2018
https://www.facebook.com/sommesongs/
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Indie Art-Pop. What a unique sub-genre. There’s no middle ground for artists when they combine several genres, especially with the Indie genre. It’s either a disastrous creation, or augments the reality of what the listener perceives authentic music should be.
San Diego native Jordan Cantor, under her SOMME moniker, has merged the Indie and Art-pop genres, creating a brilliantly unique sound. Cantor didn’t hold back any of her talent with her debut release. Her iconic sound can be found in each of the EPs 6 tracks. With her sultry voice, electronic style, and driving bass, she has been compared to the likes of Lorde, Pvris, and Phantogram. While I can hear a hint of Lorde’s inspiration in Cantor’s voice, her style is unique unto itself. Its no wonder that momentum is quickly building around this woman’s music.
There’s such a visceral vibe to each song.  Listening to the hammering of Love Divided, I can imagine a packed auditorium bouncing along to the beat. I also see a thousand lighters swaying during Don’t Let Me.
The attention to detail that is put into each track is amazing. The aural layers stacking perfectly to create a breathtaking sound that few artists can accomplish. Cantor is without a doubt an amazing multi-instrumentalist, and her talent shines brightly throughout each track.
Somme needs to be on your radar. After listening to her debut EP, Cantor has renewed my faith that some artists still create music out of their love of the craft.
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In case you’re not familiar, SOMME, known outside her moniker as Jordan Cantor, got her start in music at the young age of 6 when she taught herself guitar, and soon-after graduated to songwriting and mastering other instruments. Following a stint at The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU, she relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. Drawing inspiration from idols like Robyn, Fleetwood Mac and Lorde, Jordan entered the studio in 2017 to record her debut, self-titled EP. After a year and a half of writing and recording, she emerged, fully embracing her new identity Somme, with a stunningly beautiful record that melds mesmerizing pop hooks, soul-gripping vocals and moody electronics. In writing her debut, Jordan peels back the layers to reveal her vulnerable side. Tapping into intimate experiences, the record’s lyrics have an overarching theme about a relationship, that while brief had a lasting impact on her. Honesty pours out on tracks like “Tell Me,” which is her most personal song about a friend’s battle with addiction, and the LGBTQ love song “Long Time,” about a short lived relationship that went nowhere and the head-trips that ensued.

Tracklisting:
Long Time
Ordinary Fools
Love Divided
Tell Me
Don’t Let Me
Holding Onto You

Somme Bio:

Some artists find their calling early in life. Such is the case with breakout art-pop, multi-instrumentalist and San Diego native Jordan Cantor, who goes by the moniker Somme. After teaching herself guitar at age 6, Jordan was well on her way to writing songs only a few years later. Not content with guitar alone, she mastered drums and bass by 12 and in high school graduated to performing in a local indie-rock band Traffic Bear. 

 

Aiming at a higher education Jordan tested the waters at The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU, but opted for moving to Los Angeles to get first hand experience in the music industry with an internship at the management company Killphonic, who now look after her professional career. 

 

Jordan’s move to LA reignited her creative fire and led to the creation of her art-pop persona, Somme. Drawing inspiration from idols like Robyn, Fleetwood Mac and Lorde, Jordan entered the studio in 2017 to record her debut, self-titled EP. After a year and a half of writing and recording, she emerged, fully embracing her new identity Somme, with a stunningly beautiful record that melds mesmerizing pop hooks, soul-gripping vocals and moody electronics.

 

In writing her debut, Jordan peals back the layers to reveal her vulnerable side. Tapping into intimate experiences, the record’s lyrics have an overarching theme about a relationship, that while brief had a lasting impact on her. Honesty pours out on tracks like “Tell Me,” which is her most personal song about a friend’s battle with addiction, and the LGBTQ love song “Long Time,” about a short lived relationship that went nowhere and the headtrips that ensued.

 

 

While Jordan’s musical seeds were planted years ago, with Somme’s upcoming release they’ll now see full bloom. Her debut EP will be released Spring 2018. Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/sommesongs.

“Ordinary Fools” Music Video: https://youtu.be/ZrmlWEwBUAM

“Long Time” Singlehttps://nylon.com/articles/somme-long-time-video

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