Sania from Belgium wrote in to tell me about her debut release “Own Way.” She is her own singer, songwriter and manager. And I’m going to get this out the way first, seeing her playing a synthesiser in her music video unleashed a thrill of excitement in me.
Ordinarily, I’m not over keen with the use of vocoders in songs, especially so with an emerging artist I haven’t heard before. As this makes me think there is some weakness within the vocals which they are attempting to hide. By the same token, there was something extra with her that interested me. I can’t fully explain what it is but nonetheless, the debut track is melodically sound, if not a little simplistic with it’s chord structure and lyrics. It has stuck in my head. I definitely see the track as somewhere for Sania to grow from.
Sania cites her influences as Tove Lo and Charli XCX. To be honest, I don’t hugely pick up on similarities from either of these artists on this track. The style leads me more towards to that of what was Frankmusik in his earliest incarnation. While Sania’s vocal in its original state has quite a dash of R’n’B flavour about it. With all being said the positives outweighed the negatives, which in my personal opinion tips favour on this debut release.
Here’s what the press release had to say about the track.
“When life gives you lemons…make lemonade. Over the past few years, Sania has had some hard times in the music business. But these experiences didn’t get her down, instead, she put all that life experience into a song. She sings about self-empowerment and breaking loose from her comfort zone. The message she wants to carry out is very clear: When you’re stuck in a bad situation, stand up, believe in yourself and have the courage to change it for the better!”
Completely self-made music artist Sania’s made the leap implementing her ideas into songs. She is a work in progress but showing potential and promise. Expect more releases to come in 2019. Boom!