Sonia Aimy – Reconnect [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Fusion, Unique, Soothing

Tell us a few things about your new work. What is the main idea behind it?

Is to make people aware there is strength, knowledge, health, wealth, happiness, and a true miracle when we create the necessary time to connect oneself, through our mind, body and soul. This deep connection allows us to see beyond our sights, to here even the smallest insect crawling on the ground and to feel every vibration around us.

Which song of the album reflects you the most?

Every single song in the album reflects me as they are all conceived by me, each track bears my legacy. However, “Life Nah Jeje” reflects actualized ME. it depicts my realization of life in a more holistic manner thanks to the healthy free time of reconnect with myself. Life is not about the quantity but the quality of what we understand and live of it, it is not about what we behold but the mystery it reserves.
Understanding of some of these aspects allows us to craft our life bearing in mind the answer to everything is beyond human comprehension. We know of our born, but we do not know of dawn. It is the enigma that is LIFE!

What do you enjoy most? Writing music or performing your music live?

It is hard to say or choose. I enjoy doing both equally. The writing moment is what I call a haunted moment, it can invade me anytime, any day and any where. That moment is indescribable, it’s moment which there is you, the song and everything the song speaks about. I see, I live I feel every character and scenario that makes the song. That moment on is own is magical. That feeling of relief when I am done, like, I have just given voice to someone or people that has been speaking within me is a healing.
Performance is holy or ritual moment where every character in my lyrics manifests in it entire form, is it that moment of between the physical and soulfulness or spiritual-ness or better still TRANCE mode for those who can understand what it is.
A moment that once again I am not in control and that when I am done, I feel like a child who just came into the world. It is a very beautiful feeling no amount of money or compromise can take away from me.
I feel this because I understand this is my purpose in life. I am a channel from which messages and healings, or soothing are convened to others. Therefore, writing and performance weigh equally for me.

Your music has lovely grooves. Tell us a song with a groove you wish you had composed yourself.

Thanks for that! It’s nice to hear my songs have lovely grooves.
Every song has its soul, context, and purpose for me. I do not really plan to write for the sake of groove but from within my heart and leave the judgment to God who gave me the gift and the people to determine.
Because every composer, creator has their unique stories, live experiences and context I cannot wish to have been in their position, I can only enjoy their grooves and appreciate God for their talents and efforts. I spend time to learn more about similar artists such as Fela Kuti, Victor Uwaifo, King Sunny Ade and others who inspires me.
I have learned from them that not only it is good to create groove or lend voices to raise awareness but caring for those around us also matters a lot which is why I have an amazing musician from Nigeria I have maintained and invested in over the years, and we are one family. That beauty of togetherness I believe strongly contributes to make some beautiful grooves while juggle between physical and soul in my creation processes!

When not writing music, how do you spend your time?

I love to share some good time with family members and friends, I like to go for long walks in the nature or waterfront, I love to shop gift for close relatives and friends, and I love to cook my favorite specialties for people. I also just like to live by myself in silence sometimes.

What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

I would be a nurse or a social worker. Being able to help someone in need just makes me so happy, it is a healing for me. I still do it with my music based on testimonials I receive but yes, I would be either of the two above so happily.

Thank you!

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