– Ugh, those feels again is out via ARTium, AWAL
I need to see R&B sensation Snoh Aalegra again. It’s only been a few weeks since the Swedish-Iranian songstress commanded the stage at The Fillmore Silver Spring and yet her 2020 tour could not arrive soon enough.
In August, Snoh released – Ugh, those feels again and it’s simply exquisite. The album was first teased with “I Want You Around” – a song that could make even the toughest love-skeptic melt – and follows 2017s Feels.
With this latest album, we hear Snoh’s most cohesive and accessible work yet. Much of the experimental and alt hip-hop influences found on Feels have been polished on – Ugh, those feels again. In turn, exposing a more soulful collection of hazy R&B-infused jams that convincingly highlight Snoh’s smoky voice and charming lyricism.
“Even if we catch the sunrise, it’s only a moment passing us by” crooned through filtered vocals on album and show opener, “Here Now (intro)” before leading into one of the best shows I experienced this year. In addition to playing some of her most known songs from previous albums, Snoh dove right into some of the best tracks from her latest effort.
“Situationship” and “Whoa” are effortlessly catchy standouts on Aalegra’s album that skyrocketed during her live performance. Snoh shared the latter track’s music video just a few weeks ago featuring actor, Michael B. Jordan. See it below.
While the steaminess of “Toronto” juxtaposed the pain of “Charleville, Pt. II” – one of the most impactful moments of the show arrived as Snoh prepared to play “Time,” a reflective ode written in the wake of her father’s passing.
Dedicating the song to lost loved ones, the room quietly lit up with cell phone screens and flashes as Snoh poured her heart out. At that moment, I couldn’t help but wonder how anyone could go through life not listening to Snoh Aalegra’s incredible voice. She has a raw vocal power that immediately reminded me of Sade and Alicia Keys, and a captivating stage presence all her own.
Before closing the show with her latest album’s lead single, Snoh hit other new favorites like “You” and “I Didn’t Mean to Fall in Love” – once again demonstrating the far-reaching strength of her voice.
If you missed Snoh Aalegra on her latest tour, you’re in luck. The must-see rising artist returns for a U.S. headline run in March, kicking off in Portland and others ahead of her return to The Fillmore Silver Spring on April 8th. Dates and tickets for all future shows can be found here.
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