"My Friend" is SonReal's most honest and emotionally charged song to date. Today, he premieres an acoustic performance alongside the song's producer, the legendary American writer and performer Babyface via Paper Mag. Give the video a look, and make sure to check out the track on your preferred streaming service or order it as part of SonReal's "One Long Dream" LP.
The OBGMs have announced a slew of European date supporting the Swedish rock band Mando Diao. Stay tuned for more dates announcing very soon!
The Glorious Sons have officially hit #1 on the Canadian Alternative Radio Charts this week! This an incredible accomplishment - thank you to all the stations that have supported. This marks the bands 8th consecutive top-10 single at a rock format, and their first #1 on the Alternative chart.
The track is also getting radio airplay in the United States, Australia and Germany. Congrats to the band on this new milestone!
SonReal revealed his video for the track "My Friend" today. The track, produced with help from Babyface and Charlie Handsome is SonReal's most emotionally impactful track to date and the video delivers the more of the same. Shout out to Dane Collison for his work on the video. The video is premiering on VIBE, or you can check it out below.
November 14 - Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT
November 15 - Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
November 16 - Blue Moose, Iowa City, IA
November 17 - 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis, MN
November 18 - Schubas, Chicago IL
November 19 - The Basement, Columbus, OH
November 21 - The Shelter, Detroit, MI
November 23 - Maxwell's, Waterloo, ON
November 24 - The Opera House, Toronto, ON
November 25 - Theatre Fairmount, Montreal, QC
November 28 - Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
November 29 - Middle East, Cambridge, MA
November 30 - Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
December 1 - Songbyrd D.C., Washington D.C.
December 2 - The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
December 4 - House of Blues, Houston, TX
December 5 - The Parish Room, Austin, TX
December 7 - Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
December 8 - The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
I remember the first time that I heard the demo of SonReal's new single "My Friend". We always knew how eclectic an artist and songwriter SonReal was, but this was different. He had exchanged his trademark quirky rhymes and playful production for something completely stripped down. The first few guitar strums immediately grabbed my attention. What followed was a simple, folk-inspired song for and about his late father who passed away in 2015. Through the first verse the hair stood up on the back of my neck; through the second verse I fought back tears, unsuccessfully. I lost my own father seven years ago, and it really hit home. But the part that impressed me the most about this song is it's universality. The song resonates from so many different perspectives, not just for those who have lost parents, but those who are parents, who have parents, who miss parents.
Give this track a spin. It's one of the most special tracks I've ever had the pleasure of being involved with. Thanks to Zane Lowe and the team at Beats1 for premiering the song yesterday. You can check it out now on your preferred streaming service here.