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Sonia Barcelona: Violent Water Review

Sonia Barcelona: Violent Water Review

Sonia-Barcelona-sirSonia Barcelona is a singer and songwriter based in the United States. She was born in Guam with Indian and Filipino heritage. Upon coming to United States, she was raised in Las Vegas, NV. Smooth vocals sung with a big heart. Barcelona is a Gibson sponsored artist with a smooth vocal style and interesting lyricism. Barcelona is releasing her single “Violent Water.” Barcelona did a Kickstarter campaign that was successfully funded, it allowed her to pair her inventive music with an incredible video that was inspired by the work of Georges Melies. This video and song would not have come to life if it weren’t for the amazing community in Vegas. It was funded, created, and acted by an all Vegas community. Barcelona wrote and sang the music, the film was directed and edited by Danny Chandia, the producer was Rachel Johnson with backdrop paintings by Matthew Murphy. Filming was done at SPCKRFT Studios in Las Vegas.

“Violent Water” begins with a catchy verse and a nice rock feel. Barcelona has a warm voice that is easy on the ears. The chorus has full vocal backgrounds and a crunchy guitar that spices up the rock sound. The tune certainly recalls an indie rock sound, but Barcelona’s melodies have a little bit of island influence from her heritage that makes the tune have added interest. The guitar solo is melodic and keeps the music moving with stylish sounds. The tune is a straight-ahead indie rock tune with its catchy melody that will stick with you.

Barcelona has an innocence to her voice that has a retro nu-wave vibe of the great singers of the 80s, “Violent Water,” showcases the singer’s innate ability to covey a song with confidence and stylistic originality that invokes fragility at times, while at other times powerful seduction.  It seems the community of Vegas has invested their funds wisely in this emerging artist.  I hope to hear much more from her in the coming years.

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Sonia Barcelona

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Violent Water

Release Date

April 20, 2019


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Shannon Smith
A fan of music my entire life. Should that be enough, well it is for me. Who buys music, the fans. Who listens to music, the fans. Like me, there are many like-minded individuals that daily search for meaningful and new music to add to their playlist, their soundtrack of life. A life without music would Bb. Yes, I have seen that saying floating around for years, and truth is, its #truth. So, may I introduce you to Shannon Smith (me). I am the editor. A music junkie that can’t get enough music in my life. A nerd (proudly), with some mad love for technology and design. It is that desire that sparked Sound in Review. Life is busy, the reviews are meant to ultimately introduce and briefly talk about the music. We have a section called SIR Quote: this is my way of saying thank you, to the countless artists making the world a place of expression. Show yours by rating each artists album, just as we have (collectively as writers), to show your support for your favorite artist.
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