SOOM T - FAR FROM HOME
Soom T, a Scottish singer of Indian origin, grew up in a poor district of Glasgow. For her, music is an escape and her brother makes her discover her taste for activist music with in particular Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy or Cypress Hill.
She first joined a hip-hop group, released a couple of bhangra songs (Indian popular music) and then discovered sound systems and reggae culture thanks to different crews and producers including Bus in Germany, Alex Paterson of cult electronic music group The Orb in the UK and later on Glasgow-based sound system Mungo’s Hi-Fi.
If rap remains her favorite mode of expression, Soom T lets herself be seduced by the reggae-dub scene in which she feels free. Her first performances in France are done alongside DJ Kunta with whom she will share, over the years, a common vision of music. She was quickly spotted by the public, notably thanks to her generous music and her incisive and inimitable flow. Soom T handles words with incredible ease and has always advocated sincerity in her words. She then became an essential artist in the underground reggae scene.
For the recording of her new album, Soom T naturally turns to his friend DJ Kunta who will produce all the songs. Composed and recorded with the Lyon-based band Highly Seen, this new album entitled "The Arch“. The musicians, mostly multi-instrumentalists, use modern, but also vintage techniques, giving their instrumental authentic flavors. Soom T, as usual, manages to deliver highly committed lyrics while retaining a certain lightness to it. This new album is also the reflection of her Christian philosophy, as its title “The Arch” and artwork suggests, based on an extensive study of the gospels that have influenced all the songs.
"Far From Home“ is the first single and announces the release of the new album in May 2020. A dub track with a sound system vibe that will remind fans of the artist why she is nicknamed "the princess of raggamuffin“!