Sol has always made music that makes me emotional. I first heard him when he dropped the single, “Albert Einstein” It’s still one of my favorite tracks to this day, but in comparison, Sol’s album Soon Enough really showcases the development that he’s had as an artist.
Lyrically, Sol paints pictures of relatable real-life experiences. The production from his left and Wright hands at Ruby Room matches his tone, so flawlessly, that it solidifies and amplifies the vibe on every song that they make together. Throw highly successful Los Angeles based producer, Teal Douville, into the mix and the possibilities are endless.
Stream Sol’s Album Soon Enough
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The overall theme of “Soon Enough,” is far too relatable for any artist trying to get their name known in this age of over-saturation.
A few weeks before the release of his album, Sol dropped the music video directed by Noah Porter for “These Songs.” Which, visually, quite literally takes a trip into his head.
Watch “These Songs” Feat. Elan Wright
“The Plug” definitely speaks to the new wave, and would even sound dope with a Lil Mosey verse on it. The more I think about it, the more I actually want to hear that. Trying to speak that into existence right now.
“Ask me how I’m feeling, I’m good
If you don’t, bet you gon’ wish you would
If you lookin’ for the – I’m the plug
So it’s off with the static and it’s on with the love”
His release last year of the track, “If You Don’t Call,” still ranks as one of the most original marketing campaigns I’ve ever seen for a song. He was able to get posters hung up around the world that had a phone number on it, and when dialed it would play his song.
Watch “If You Don’t Call” Music Video
The hook alone on the R&B bop, “Still Spinnin’,” is enough for me. But, he had to fuck around and throw Laza on the track to make it sound stupid hot.
“No Messiah” touches on a topic
Then there’s The Last Artful,
“Tour De Sol” featuring Camila Recchio feels weightless in my ears. Camila’s voice over, what I’m assuming is, Elan’s buttery guitar work fills my chest like helium making me float effortlessly into pure bliss. Mos’ d-e-
I previously wrote about his track “The Kids,” that brings our attention to the future of not our world, but the world that our children will have to live in.
Sol made it abundantly clear that his nephew, Freedom, is one of his biggest motivators. He made “Freedom’s Song” for his nephew with the profits made from it going to his college tuition.
Watch “Freedom’s Song”
He caps the album off with the track, “Day I Die,” talking about how he has hope for the future of the Seattle scene.
“All I wanna do is see Seattle winnin’
I got the bottle ready wanna see all us get it
I love the competition
just don’t take shots and miss ’em
I’m gonna talk my shit ’cause
that’s just how I’m livin’.”
Overall, I feel like Sol’s album, Soon Enough, is one of his best works to date. The Headspace Traveler was dark, atmospheric and introspective taking us into some of his more intimate thoughts about life. Soon Enough is bright and lively, showing us his confident swagger, his aspirations, hopes, and dreams.