[Cover photo credit to Cassandra Panek]
Philadelphia Rock band Soraia has announced an October 28th, 2022 release date for Bloom, their third studio album with Stevie Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records. The new album is described as “deeply personal” by the band, and one that breaks new ground in sounds and themes. They’ve also released the single “I Seek Fire”.
ZouZou Mansour, lead singer and lyricist for Soraia, explains:
Ultimately, our new album is about rising above all of the slights, injuries, and traumas we’ve all experienced – personally and together – and positioning ourselves into a new place we’ve chosen. A place with renewed courage and vitality. We realize we are all deserving of a life driven by our choices and power.
Of the new song, Mansour adds:
The original idea behind ‘I Seek Fire’ came from reading a Rumi quote: “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” A mix of that personal desire plus a healthy dose of romantic and tragic love ideas floating through my head created the backdrop for the lyrical story of the song. As soon as I heard the cutting, staccato riff co-writer Travis Smith played for me, I knew I had to capture that exquisite contradiction: enthralling, obsessive passion usually comes with that tragic cut. The music brought the lyrics to life in this one more than most other songs we’ve written together.
You’ll find Soraia opening for Joan Jett in September and on their upcoming Fall tours with Josie Cotton and Hayley and the Crushers.
Josie Cotton + Soraia Tour 9/13-9/17
9/13 San Diego, CA // The Casbah
9/14 Los Angeles, CA // The Redwood Bar
9/15 Palmdale, CA // Transplant Brewing
9/16 Reno, NV // Virginia Street Brewhouse
9/17 San Francisco, CA // Bottom of the Hill
Joan Jett + Soraia Dates
9/22 Shipshewana, IN // Blue Gate Performing Arts Center
9/24 Wisconsin Dells, WI // Crystal Grand Music Theater
Soraia + Hayley and The Crushers Tour 9/25-10/8
9/25 Chicago, IL // Reggies ‘The Music Joint’
9/27 Toledo, OH // Ottawa Tavern
9/28 Cleveland, OH // Hatfield’s
9/30 Youngstown, OH // West Side Bowl
10/1 Columbus, OH // The Spacebar
10/4 Nashville, TN // The Basement
10/7 Hamtramck, MI // Small’s
10/8 Grand Rapids, MI // Tip Top Deluxe Bar
10/15 Indianapolis, IN // Melody Inn
10/31 Providence, RI // Dusk
11/2 New Haven, CT // Cafe Nine
11/4 New York City, NY // Berlin Under A
11/5 Philadelphia, PA // Milkboy (‘Bloom’ Release Show) Tickets
11/26 Phoenixville, PA // Colonial Theater (acoustic)