Intoxicated by Snoh
Make no mistake – SNOH AALEGRA has officially arrived.
Now, there’s no excuse not to know this Swedish singer’s name, especially after listening to her new richly textured and thoroughly compelling mini album – DON’T EXPLAIN.
Based in LA, the Singer/model and NO I.D. Protege has a selection of guest artists and innovative producers such as; John Mayer, James Fauntleroy, BADBADNOTGOOD, Boi-1da, and No I.D. on her latest release. The creative cover artwork perfectly reflects the rich tapestry of strings, beats, soul, Jazz, and R&B that awaits you on each track.
Track #1 ‘In the River’, produced by Christian Rich, for example, is deliciously deep and simply infectious.
The haunting brilliance of Charleville 9200 feat. James Fauntleroy, produced by Boi-1da and Frank Dukes, continues to impress with its echoing chorus and reverse samples. It’s just a shame it ends so abruptly with a short 2.36 run time. However, track #4 Home is no let up in musical satisfaction as, Snoh’s elegant soul caresses your ears with deep and heartfelt lyrics.
Snoh also adds sophisticated soulful strings and intoxicating R&B to the mix on her re-work of the Bille Holiday classic – Don’t Explain – to deliver a mesmerizing interpretation.
Snoh’s seductive and assured tone on ‘Under The Influence’ is quite frankly intoxicating.
The album feels carved from a pulp fiction novel!
It would make an ideal soundtrack for Modesty Blaise or Velvet Templeton (fictional female spies), as Bond is old news! Sleek leather sofas, a glass of whiskey with rocks of ice, and curls of smoke rising from a glass ashtray are just some of the images envisioned while listening to this mini album evoked for me – it’s so easy to get delightfully lost in this.
The complete 9-track mini album is cinematic in tone, superbly produced and harmonically-rich. Oh yeah, really like this!
Key tracks: Each and every one!
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Main photo by Travis Schneider in Los Angeles for TeenVouge