Massachusetts-based artist SO, standing for Senseless Optimism, seems to be on a mission to not only explore their hidden emotions, but offer a gentle reassurance to listeners. Not necessarily a new artist to the music world, seemingly coming from other projects, SO’s venture is a solo endeavor that is exciting to watch from the start as it is to the artist shaping their sound.
Earlier this summer, the artist’s debut Sunlight Sadness took bedroom rock and raw memories to a skidded trance with tracks like “Nobody.” The hypnotic and lo-fi nature was a melting pot of influences from the local scene. It wasn’t until the artist’s latest 2-track project Escapism, where a better understanding of SO’s lyricism and craft could be heard.
There’s something genuinely comforting upon listening to SO’s work and Escapism justly proves this position. “My Mind” is nothing less than a confessional and slowly walks the imagery of being trapped amidst the chamber-pop threads:…
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