When I received the invite to see SoMo, an R & B artist signed to Republic Records in concert, I knew my life wouldn’t be the same. As I listened to the song “First” there was something about his music that drew me into this genre that was brand new to me.
The crowd was buzzing before the concert. Strangers were talking among themselves as if old friends about SoMo’s music. The line formed to purchase tickets and to meet him before the concert was way beyond the door and down the street. While waiting in line myself I witnessed his fans become euphoric with the opportunity to take pictures with him and get autographs.
As I watched this interplay between the artist and his fans I realized that this artist has a profound impact on his fans’ lives. This made me even more anxious to hear his set. He seemed to instinctively understand the need for real interaction with fans and meeting them at a real personal level.
Prior to his first big set, SoMo played several acoustic versions of his songs and had the crowd in the palm of his hands. He played a new song that’s yet to be titled and then sang happy birthday to a fan.
There was a hype man who that got the crowd pumped for SoMo’s first set which started with a slow introduction that went into a fast tempo that the crowd enjoyed. He performed a mixture of covers and original songs that his fans were familiar with. He did a great job of making cover songs his own and to sound like original material.
Each song showcased his wide vocal range. I loved hearing his soulful ballads the most. SoMo’s entire performance, from his pre-show interactions with fans and acoustic set to his showcased vocals during his big set demonstrated his passion for music, putting on a show, and the R & B genre.
I would highly recommend seeing SoMo when he comes to your area if you are into R & B. He has an excellent stage presence that is infectious. His music will get you toe tapping, dancing, and in the mood for love.
You can pick up SoMo’s new single “First” on iTunes.