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NEW NOISE: SORAN

The Canadian artist talks his new experimental sounding track “Space Boy” and the Montreal music scene.

Soran
Soran

It is fair to say that some of the best tunes are made when an artist looks to put an intimate part of themselves into it, giving it a heart-warming edge. And, that is exactly what Canadian artist Soran has done with his track “Space Boy”. Giving off an infectiously experimental energy, akin to that of Brockhampton, the artist enchants with his syrupy vocals and thick layers of synth-infused production on the track, making it a stellar sonic display. But, with the track’s name standing as a beautiful ode to the legacy left behind by his parents through him, a beautiful sentimental feeling emerges, making the track all the more repeat-worthy.

When speaking on the meaning behind the track’s name, the artist claimed, “Space Boy Soran is an Anime from 60s Japan. My mama named me after it. I want to see myself and my project as a story or journey from which I’m the main character: Space Boy Soran.”

Upon the release of the track, the artist sat down with Wonderland to discuss the Montreal music scene and how his favourite project is yet to drop. Head below to enjoy our interview with Soran…

Hey Soran, how are you? How has this past year been?
Hi, I’m doing good! The past year has been a lot of introspection and learning. I lost my mother last year, so it has been a rollercoaster, but also a year of growth.

With everything that happened during the pandemic, was your creativity affected?
My creativity was affected enormously, but not being creative drives me crazy, so I always tried to find ways to keep myself busy. I listened to a lot of music this year for the first time in my life. Stepping back and really taking the time to analyse what other artists make really helped me clear things in my head.

How did you first get into music, what sparked the interest?
I always had instruments lying around the house from a young age and that led me to play the drums as a kid. Eventually, I bought a guitar from a homeless guy during a New York school trip, and that really led me to practice guitar and singing.

You’re from Montreal, which has a really cool music scene! Do you think your hometown has impacted you in any way?
The more I travel, the more I realise the chance I have to come from a city like Montreal. I think the music scene can get overwhelming and toxic in some cities, but I personally feel from my experience that Montreal has a very human approach and an overall kind approach to people and artists.

And now you’re just dropped your new project, “Space Boy” talk us through your mindset approaching the project!
Space Boy Soran is an Anime from 60s Japan. My mama named me after it. I want to see myself and my project as a story or journey from which I am the main character: Space Boy Soran.

You cite it as your favourite project yet, why is this?
“Space Boy” was made in a sketchy room with a sketchy setup, but O never held back. It was one of the first songs where I felt like things were happening completely naturally, and I would just let them happen. I didn’t overthink the direction of the song and it was very different from my past songs – I’m very proud of that.

Which song means the most to you?
It’s not out yet!

What do you want people to take away from the project?
The creativeness, the way it’s messy, but it works. In the near future, I would love for people to recognise my production.

What are your inspirations!
Literally everything!

You’re starting a new chapter in your music, what can we expect?
A FREE SORAN!

NEW NOISE: SORAN

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