If The Rains Come First Album Sampler

Digital Released On: Oct 27, 2009
Released By: Obliqsound

release description

Singer and true multicultural woman, Somi records her third full-length If The Rains Come First, a stunning collection of self-penned story-based songs. Optimism, conviction and resilience are hallmarks of Somi's new creations of survival and awareness. In this digital DJ promo, "Prayer To the Saint Of The Brokenhearted" reflects on the helplessness and hopelessness one often feels after heartache, while serving as a reminder of faith and renewal. Featuring the legendary Hugh Masekela on trumpet, "Enganjyani" ('most beloved' in Rutooro, the language spoken by Somi's Ugandan mother) refers to, "the memory of whispered prayer and being haunted by a past lover." "Rising" is a song about faith and navigating life's challenges, filled with a flawless juxtaposition of sizzling rhythm, instantly memorable melody and a vocal style that JazzTimes magazine describes as, "the earthy gutsiness of Nina Simone blended with the vocal beauty of Dianne Reeves."