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Solis Released New Single “Home”

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From glassy whisps of string-soaked tale-telling to the wide brush-stroked beats of her new single, Home, the searching songs of Ireland-by-Manchester-to-Brighton nomadic songwriter, Solis show bold, new form on her latest Priestess EP – OUT NOW. A collection of songs that fed on the doubt she felt as the sun-rose on her twenties, songs made richer in meaning by the bruising reality of recent loss and songs that seek answers beyond conventional wisdom, the five-track EP turns chaos, insecurity and indecision into a phenomenal, otherworldly force.
 
Letting the world hear new music at the end of 2022 in the form of the intimate, emotive and sparse Scenerythe singer-songwriter’s next move makes full, appropriately indulgent use of mood-moving instrumentation and studio creativity. Home’s opening blunt, ominous beats make an uncomfortable bed for Solis’ ever-confident vocal to rest on before the track converges with peals of riffing guitars, splashes of percussive metalwork and breaking bubbles of intermittent, plucked strings.
 
Following acclaimed previous singles, Sunday and Jungle, the sum-total of the emergent artist’s early work follows the equation of remarkable, natural song-giving gifts and a short life lived in the swirl of unpredictable events and the artistic consciousness to turn those curve-balls, and life’s as frequently encountered beauty, into music.
 
Solis says of Home“Home is a chaotic representation of being undecided in where to go and what to do in life, both lyrically and instrumentally. Initially, my producer and guitarist Andy (Connor) and I sat in my house for many late nights and made the percussion for this song using anything we could get our hands on. When we got to the mixing stage of the song, we stripped it back quite a bit as our enthusiasm had run away with us.”

With Home’s avant-garde, contemporary blend of sounds and styles turning the stylistic dial towards uncompromising bombast, comparisons with Cate Le Bon and Björk may now emerge for Solis, while the troubled-balladry of Jeff Buckley, the poetry of Kate Bush and Laura Marling’s softly-sung prowess remain very much in the head-rushing blend of audible influences.
 
The Priestess EP, also including the tracks SpiritsSunday and Empty Space, asks questions of essential purpose as a person’s life reaches the delicately poised period of adulthood, responsibility, planning, ambition and the still glowing embers of youth, abandon and freedom. The EP’s title was drawn from a tarot card, with the word appearing to sum up the urgent need to communicate and find release through the five, powerful songs contained within.
 
Manchester’s Someone Great Records releases Solis’ Priestess EP having supported her earliest ventures including her debut EP Open, released in summer 2022. That release found immediate support from influential media including Gemma Bradley and her BBC Radio 1 Introducing show. Finding no more to fear on stage than in the studio, Solis has unleashed her powers in front of festival crowds, including those of Kendal Calling, Liverpool’s Sound City and Dot to Dot as well as supporting artists including Blossoms, Abbie Ozard, Francis Lung and Liz Lawrence.


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