Los Angeles-based indie-pop singer-songwriter Sonnet Simmons releases her new single, “What If The World Goes Black,” an empowering anthem about female authenticity.
Simmons explains, “This song is about the moment where you’re standing between two worlds: the safe and familiar world that no longer serves you and the unknown world where you have to give up everything you know to become everything you really want to be.”
She goes on, “The essence of the track lies in those moments of uncertainty, where solitude and fear loom large. But it’s also a calling to the strength within, the spirit that urges you to tread forward even when the path ahead is veiled in darkness.”
Born in Athens, Greece, Sonnet was raised in a cult up until the age of 5 when she, her sister, and her mother escaped. She grew up in Los Angeles, attending UCLA on an opera scholarship.
Her music has appeared in campaigns for Coca-Cola, Volkswagen, GoDaddy, Reebok, Nike, T-Mobile, and Starbucks, along with shows like Younger, Riverdale, and Katy Keene. She participated in ABC’s Rising Star, where she mesmerized the audience with her expressive voice.
“What If The World Goes Black” opens on gentle, swirling tones atop a throbbing kick drum as Simmons’ delicious vocals flow overhead. A drifting bridge leads to a mid-tempo, syncopated rhythm topped by Simmons’ soaring vocals, imbuing the lyrics with profound passion and nuanced timbres. Softly radiant harmonies give the tune depth and dimension.
Slowing to floating, coruscating layers, the outro highlights Simmons’ beguiling voice, at once evocative and oh-so affecting.
“What If The World Goes Black” is the sound of Sonnet Simmons centering in on that lustrous, ultra-sumptuous indie-pop sweet spot.
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