Sonali

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After a two year hiatus, Sonali has returned with a new sound and outlook on life, ready to pick up where she was forced to leave off. Just as her career as a pop/folk songstress was starting to flourish, Sonali was sidelined with health issues forcing her to take time to focus on herself. Through that, she’s not only on the road to recovery, but has also expanded her sound. Trading in the acoustic guitar for synths and drum machines, Sonali is ready to reintroduce herself to the world.

Studying and making music ever since she was a young girl, Sonali’s biggest plunge into the music world came in the fall of 2012 when she was invited to attend the prestigious Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. There, she was afforded the pleasure of working with some of the best in the industry, studying under numerous GRAMMY award-winning professors and music industry veterans such as Questlove, Bob Power (D'Angelo, A Tribe Called Quest), Nick Sansano (Sonic Youth, Public Enemy), and Amund Björklund (Train). While there, she would also attend guest lectures by Pharrell, Benny Blanco, Rob Thomas, and Stargate. In December 2012, Sonali and her classmates collaborated to create a viral cover of Rihanna’s "Diamonds." After being featured on Buzzfeed and by Ryan Seacrest, the video garnered the attention of Rihanna herself, who invited the group to a show in Newark, where she personally congratulated them on their work.

In 2014, Sonali showcased a dynamic mix of sparkling songs paired with her energetic and auspicious vocal authority on her debut EP, Wake Up. The EP served as the introduction to her as a performer and songwriter whose mastery of pop songcraft reached far beyond any chronological age. The strength of these tracks earned her recognition as one of the Top 20 Prospects of 2014 by Music Connection Magazine, as well as a Huffington Post feature for her politically charged "Who We Are" music video.

Just as things were picking up and she was about to embark on her first tour, Sonali was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease. Instead of spending the next few years on the road and recording as she had planned, she was forced to devote most of her time to recovering and getting back on her feet. As much of a setback as it was, the unintentional break did allow her the time to be introspective and reconsider her career and sound. While at NYU, Sonali learned a great deal about music production, which had opened her eyes to the world of electronic music. Now that she's well on her way to recovery, Sonali has been in the studio recording her follow-up EP with producers Eren Cannata (Cody Simpson) and Carter Matschullat, blending the pop/folk of her early works with the more recent influences of the electronic sounds she has come to love.

Through this new sound, Sonali hopes to use her platform to help give another voice to Indian-Americans in the entertainment industry. "My family is from India and that's been a huge part of my upbringing," Sonali shares. "Growing up, I never had anyone on screen or in music that I could look up to in that sense, and I don't want that to be the case for kids today. Indians are finally starting to get a voice in the TV and Film world, and it's about time that spills over into the music industry!"

With a new sound and reenergized passion, Sonali is ready to pick up where she left off.

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10.27.17//Electro-Pop Artist Sonali Returns With Her Hot New Track “Forever”

Electro-Pop Artist Sonali Returns With Her Hot New Track “Forever”

After A Two-Year Hiatus Battling Lyme Disease, She Is Back With A Bang!

New York, NY- Electro-pop artist, Sonali, released her lively single, “Forever,” showcasing her fearless transition from guitar acoustics to the stimulating pulses of synths and drum machines. After a crucial two-year interval, Sonali has made the return we’ve all been waiting for, gracing us with her upbeat music and angelic vocals.

Sonali has taken the fundamental step towards reestablishing herself to the world after she was forced to distance herself two years ago due to her diagnoses with Chronic Lyme Disease. Instead of giving up, she took full advantage of her unexpected break and began exploring new and exciting ways to reinvent her already sensational career and sound. Soon surpassing the hurdles placed along her journey to fame and success, Sonali recorded her follow-up single, “Forever,” with producers Eren Cannata (Cody Simpson) and Carter Matschullat. Her new anthem was creatively blended with the pop/folk sound of her previous works, with contemporary influences of the electronic sounds she has grown to love. “Forever,” is a flirtatious and energetic approach to the relatable feeling of adoration that will have listeners cheerfully dancing and singing the night away. “‘Forever’ is a little bittersweet in my opinion, because it’s kind of a race against time. It’s a song about being vulnerable and allowing yourself to get carried away in the most magical and perfect moment with someone, even if that moment might be fleeting," Sonali explained.

Studying and making music since she was a young girl, Sonali invested herself into the music world completely when she was invited to attend the prestigious Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University’s Tisch School of Arts in 2012. There, she had the opportunity to work closely with GRAMMY award-winning professors and music industry veterans such as Questlove, Bob Power (D’Angelo, A Tribe Called Quest), Nick Sansano (Sonic Youth, Public Enemy), and Amund Björklund (Train). Within years, Sonali presented a progressive mix of radiant songs paired with her powerful and promising vocal authority on her debut EP, Wake Up. The EP served as the introduction to her as a performer and songwriter whose proficiency of pop songcraft reached far beyond any chronological age. The strength of these tracks earned her recognition as one of the Top 20 Prospects of 2014 by Music Connection Magazine, as well as a Huffington Post feature for her politically charged “Who We Are” music video.

Sonali proves that she is ready to reintroduce herself to the world of music with her fierce new single “Forever.” It satisfies one's cravings for sweet fluent sounds juxtaposed by an invigorating and fierce soundscape that will have listeners on their feet all night! “Forever” is now available for streaming and download on your favorite music platform services. Keep up with Sonali by visiting www.itsmesonali.com.