Houston-born and worldly-wise, Sonya Titus has lived in Australia, Norway, America, New Zealand, and now, London, UK. Her tracks are heavily-influenced by the multicultural shifting she has experienced whilst growing up. Reoccurring themes of self-worth and purpose, individuality, and ultimately love, acceptance, and celebration of humanity are at the heart of Sonya’s music.
There have been many albums written and inspired out of love but none compare to Sonya Titus’ debut album ‘Now’ (release date as yet unconfirmed – watch this space!), none express so many different dimensions of the human emotion with such an honest yet uplifting feel.
Sonya’s new single ‘Love Transfusion’ will be released 30 Sept via Red Dragon Records. The track, being the last one on the album, is about letting go of a relationship which was good in many ways but not the right ‘one’ and moving on…
Sonya’s music has a light hearted musicality: she calms and soothes. Intertwining playful melodies, grooving beats and a unique fusion of styles, her brand of songwriting uplifts the human spirit. Never technically trained but largely self taught, her skills and great vocal control developed naturally through trusting her own ear. Citing her favourite artist as Michael Jackson (whom she describes as ‘intoxicating’ and her dream collaboration), Sonya counts a diverse range of artists including Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain, Whitney Houston, and Alanis Morissette as her key influences with gentle nods to Nora Jones and The Gypsy Kings .
A plethora of positive vibes and lively melodies go hand in hand with thought-provoking lyricism. Sonya met her former producer, Joe Barboza, (Black Orchid Empire) two years ago and has since been perfecting her debut album, and pulling together her band.
9-11 August – Battfest, Brighton
27 September – The Tabernacle, London