Rising Reading rapper SONGER has been making waves in the UK music scene, and his latest release "Golden (Soul Food)" is no exception.
With the release of this track, SONGER has given his fans a taste of what's to come with his highly anticipated album "SKALA". The album is set to be released on April 21st, which will be followed by SONGER embarking on a UK and EU tour shortly after playing shows across Nottingham, Bristol, and of course London.
"Golden (Soul Food)" is the final teaser before the release of "SKALA", and SONGER has described it as a comforting and nostalgic reminder of why he loves lyrics so much. The track perfectly balances skippy flows, punchlines, humor, and vulnerability, showcasing SONGER's versatility as an artist.
““Golden” reminded me why I love lyrics so much, it felt comforting and borderline nostalgic to write. A balance of skippy flows, punchlines, humour and vulnerability, make it both an accurate representation of me as a person, and a perfect follow up to Orange (Soul Food).”
SONGER has already received widespread critical acclaim for his collaboration with grime legend D Double E on the track "4:59". The single was premiered by BBC 1xtra's DJ Target and has been featured in numerous press outlets, including the Evening Standard, NME, and GRM Daily. SONGER's popularity has also been reflected on various DSPs, including Spotify's "New Music Friday" UK and "Just Dropped", Apple's "New Fire", "Grime 2.0" and "The Wave", and Amazon's "Brand New Music" and "+44 FLOW".
Following the release of "SKALA", SONGER will be embarking on a UK tour starting from May 14th. This eight-date tour will include a night at London's Scala, which is his biggest London venue to date. SONGER's debut UK headline tour last November was an instant sell-out, with an additional date added at Omeara in London due to popular demand.
SONGER's popularity has also extended to Europe, with a five-date headline tour planned for June. He will be performing in key cities such as Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Amsterdam, and Paris, marking his debut tour in Europe.
In addition to his musical success, SONGER has been recognized as one of TikTok's "Next Gen" artists. This spotlight highlights the most exciting and emerging UK rap artists on the platform, cementing SONGER's status as one to watch in the industry.
SONGER's rise in the UK rap scene has been nothing short of impressive. His unique style and versatile sound have captured the attention of fans and critics alike. With the release of "SKALA" and his upcoming tours, SONGER is set to make an even bigger impact in the industry.
Words by Eden Siddall