Copenhagen-based artist and songwriter Soleima kicks off 2018 with a brand new track “Low Life” arriving today on Big Beat Records – coming off the heels of winning “Talent of the Year” at the major Danish award ceremony P3 Guld and receiving a nomination for “Best Newcomer” at the recent Danish Music Awards.
“Low Life” continues Soleima’s ever-adventurous journey into off-kilter sonics, with a sound that evolves with a confident step into neo-soul. Utilizing layers of looped sounds – bouncing bass, back-to-basics percussion and Soleima’s singular vocal style – the disparate elements combine for a compelling track with a playful sophistication that rewards repeated listens. The Danish artist often describes her music as garage pop and “Low Life” is a clear reflection of this – modernist pop with a hand-crafted sense of character.
“‘Low Life’ is a song about embracing whatever you’ve got in life, and about empowering yourself,” says Soleima. “I had somebody very dear to me in my mind when writing this. They grew up under difficult circumstances and even though they’re still struggling, they’re fighting to get somewhere good. I admire that more than anything.”