SONEN, the Atlanta, GA electro-pop duo made up of Keith Evans and Holly Mullinax, make music you wouldn’t expect to come from a city known for Hip Hop and Garage Rock. Yet ATL has a rich underground music and art scene that is both inspiring and exciting, and it’s in that creative incubator that SONEN came to be. The group’s deeply resonant bass lines, vintage tinged strings and harmonious male-female vocals come together to form a seductive, compelling sound that will consume listeners entirely and leave them sweaty and satisfied.
Following their LP release, Inside the Sun, SONEN has shared the stage with artists such as Diplo, STRFKR, Flying Lotus, Dam Funk, and Casio Kids; developing a reputation for, as The Big Beat so astutely observed, “turning the kids into a sweaty mess”. When the time came for SONEN to create their next full length, The Pink Moment, Creative Loafing’s “Best Electronic Band of Atlanta” took a multifaceted approach to the project. The duo set out to capture the passion of their live performances and combine that rapturous energy with a more intimate, alluring tone; hoping to not only compel listeners to dance, but to move them to feel.
The Pink Moment was conceptualized, written and recorded in two drastically different settings, and the album reflects that dichotomy. Splitting time between their studio in the heart of ATL and a secluded lake house in the mountains of North Carolina, The Pink Moment finds the band moving deep into the electronic realm yet tempering the harder edges with moaning analog synthesizers, carefully developed tension, and purposeful melodies; creating a sound that is both thoughtfully dynamic and reflective of their evolution as artists and humans. In short, SONEN took some time to live and absorb their life experiences. The Pink Moment is a reflection of those junctures; a beautiful, poignant expression of life’s greatest adventures in love, loss and lessons learned.
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