SOHMI, the Korean-American dance music sensation, has released her highly anticipated Recital EP on Permission / Thrive Music.
The EP marks a significant milestone in her career as it is her debut 4-track EP and features her previous singles ‘Missin U‘, ‘Only One‘, and ‘Somebody’. The titular track, ‘Recital,’ is an edgy dance-pop cut with sultry vocal accents and entrancing celestial tones that takes the listener on a transportive journey through an ethereal soundscape. SOHMI’s minimal pop-tech style is on full display, showcasing her versatility as a singer, producer, instrumentalist, and DJ.
The Recital EP is SOHMI’s most personal project to date, exploring themes of escapism and metamorphosis. She says, “I wanted to end the EP with something really different, and take the listener outside the expected club-structured farem instead into something that simply feels and sounds like a dream.” The trailer video that accompanies the EP captures the essence of the project and offers an autobiographical look into SOHMI’s life. It chronicles her journey from being a classically trained pianist to a poised electronic musician, indulging in personal growth and acceptance, which are the underlying themes of the EP.
SOHMI’s rise in the underground dance music scene is a rare position not often seen from where she comes from. As a first-generation Korean-American, she overcame societal stereotypes and parental pressure to pursue her passion for music. After graduating from Duke University, SOHMI traded her expected traditional career path and background in tech for the chance to explore her creativity through the immersive house and techno scenes she’d come to love. Less than a year after launching her artist career, SOHMI performed at Ultra Korea 2019, where she was able to prove herself to her family and earned the support of her parents.
SOHMI has since become the first Korean-American resident of LA’s renowned underground house and techno club, Sound, and founded her record label, Permission. Her classical training combined with her modern take on dance music quickly won her places on the most revered stages in the music world. In 2022, SOHMI rose to new heights, performing at festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lightning In A Bottle, and Electric Forest. She has been handpicked by top talents such as RÜFÜS DU SOL, Kaskade, Boris Brejcha, and Hot Since 82 to open for their shows across the US, recognizing her undeniable and far-ranging talent.
SOHMI’s Recital EP is a testament to her transcendence as a multi-talented artist. The EP offers a glimpse into her artistic journey and showcases her creativity as a producer, vocalist, and instrumentalist. SOHMI invites fans to get lost in the minimal pop-tech sounds of her new Recital EP out now.
- Listen to Rectical HERE
SOHMI Upcoming Tour Dates
April 15 – Indio, CA – Coachella Do LaB
April 22 – Denver, CO – Regenerate Festival
April 22 – Denver, CO – Regenerate Afterparty at Larimer Lounge
May 12 – San Jose Del Cabo, MX – Sundream Festival
May 19 – Club Space – Miami, FL
June 17 – Tempe, AZ – Darkstar
July 21 – Salmo River Ranch, BC – Shambhala Music Festival