Stirring timeless influences with modern pop sensibilities, 21-year-old Son
While he’s currently best known for his laidback ballads, his new single ‘Place I Love’ presents a much bigger sound. That spirited, mature-beyond-his-year vocal once again stands out with its strong-armed soul. It adorns a potent pop-rock anthem with a resounding live energy and an undercurrent of contemporary country. The single is accompanied by an animated lyric video WATCH HERE.
Sonny’s lyrics are a heartfelt tribute to his hometown of South Shields. The line “back to the land of the sanddancers” refers to the local slang term used to describe the town’s people. It’s believed that the sanddancers term originated as a reference to South Shields’ long golden beach.
“Place I love is about my hometown South Shields. Growing up with the amazing Geordie night life and my group of friends. I always miss it when I’m away from home, it seems especially relevant in the present times as we can’t go out with our mates and this song always brings back good memories for me of when everything was normal” says Sonny.
As with so many artists, 2020 has limited Sonny’s plans. Nonetheless, he released the recent track ‘10’, has played a handful of hometown gigs, and has taken to Instagram to perform favourite songs by artists including Joel Corry / MNEK, Miley Cyrus and Allen Stone.