Independent Spotlight is a continuing series on Stewart’s blog. The series revolves around independent artists and bands sending their music to Brett to review. No band is promised a positive review, and all music is reviewed honestly in an effort to better independent music.
In this review, I’m going to be delving into the music of the Swedish-Finnish singer songwriter, Maini Sorri. Unlike many independent musicians, Sorri has an immensely impressive portfolio of previous work with nineteen CD’s, an active YouTube channel, live performances on stage, the radio, and television, and acclaimed remixes and compositions. She’s also collaborated with a number of artists, had her music chart, and she’s professionally trained, rocking a college degree in the arts as well. Needless to say, her resume speaks for itself. Her new song, ‘Lost Love,’ drops on June 15. Let’s check it out.
‘Love Lost’ hits you like a tidal-wave of sound. It houses elements of rock, pop, and techno, yet feels rather original in its delivery and performance. I’d argue it’s an arena rocker, it would be remarkably suited for a huge rock concert. It’s cinematic and epic.
The sound of ‘Lost Love’ seems to build around Sorri in a unique fashion; she remains unphased by the cataclysmic instrumentation building around her and this creates a presence and aura that demands attention. It’s a bit reminiscent of Mannheim Steamroller’s style.
I love how intricate every piece of the production is as well, and this is elegantly portrayed in the instrumental version of the track that acts as the B-side. While removing Sorri from the equation removes much of the umph from the track, it’s certainly compelling to hear the instrumentation by itself.
I can attest to this record’s fantastic production and superb delivery on behalf of Sorri and it’s certainly one of the more interesting independent foreign pieces I’ve tackled this year. (Foreign to me, anyway.) Check it out, especially if you’re from her region. It’s a fun tune worth your time.