Perhaps pop composer SOHN displayed a bit of ostentatiousness by performing live with a 53-piece orchestra. After all, the best artists succeed by making bold statements, and in SOHN’s case, the gambit paid off. Last year, he did just that, appearing on stage with Netherland’s Metropole Orkest. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 4AD delayed the release of live album SOHN Live With The Metropole Orkest, originally planned for Record Store Day. The second single, “Artifice,” shows just how well the collaboration worked; the orchestra enhances his upbeat soulful pop number, without overwhelming the song’s nuance.
Preorder SOHN Live With The Metropole Orkest: 4AD Records
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
On Friday (11:30 AM PST/2:30 PM EST), 4AD will offer a one-time-only stream of the entire performance which you can watch below: