Singer songwriter Sonny Southon releases her second single ‘No Means No’ from her soon to be released EP Movin On. She has kindly given us this song to raise vital funds. We will send you a link to the song once you donate $10 or more.
Her first new studio recording in more than two decades, it touches on rock, electronica and RnB while infused with a Balearic vibe that’s hard to pigeonhole. Sonny has created an alternative record with a strong, underlying pop sensibility. 'No Means No' is a clarion call to respect sexual boundaries.
Sonny is a woman with a past as colourful and engaging as her music. From a childhood steeped in sound, she sang alongside her band-leading father before leaving for Sydney to become a professional songwriter. This was only the first step on an odyssey that would see her settle in London, sign to Warner Chappell Music Publishing UK and Virgin Records offshoot Siren as a successful solo recording artist. She sold over 100,000 records as well as sing alongside luminaries as varied as Duran Duran, Bryan Ferry and Bob Geldof.
Sonny finally decided to return home to NZ shores in 2008, after a sojourn in Los Angeles and a final return to London. She has successfully found a path alongside music, teaching yoga before once again feeling the lure of the recording studio. From this has spawned her EP Movin On, the fruits of a co-production collaboration with producer Lake South.
2020 is the year to discover this re-emerging talent: both as a compelling recording artist and a naturally charismatic live performer with one of the most unique voices in New Zealand music.
Ruth Davy-Fundraising Manager, HELP Auckland