SonReal By Jack Barnes Winning a legion of fans with his honest, hooky, and emotional songwriting, Vancouver’s SonReal is a major talent. Paying tribute to his father, who passed away while SonReal was away on tour in 2016, SonReal shares the video “My Friend,” a sparely elegant ballad. Produced by Charlie Handsome(Kanye West, Young Thug) and Kenneth […]

SonReal By Jack Barnes Vancouver-based singer-rapper SonReal uses his massive hooks and direct, emotional storytelling to satisfy his legion of devoted fans. Both of those qualities are very evident in “My Friend,” SonReal’s moving new single. Produced with spare elegance by Charlie Handsome (Kanye West, Young Thug) and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, one of the most successful writer/producers […]

SonReal By Jack Barnes Vancouver’s SonReal built a giant fanbase with his silky vocals and his slick rhymes, but it’s his overwhelming appreciation and gratitude that inspires the most devotion. Today, SonReal releases “The Open Letter” video to his fans that chronicles his journey from humble beginnings in Vernon, British Columbia to the release […]

SonReal By Jack Barnes On August 11, Canada native SonReal delivered his debut album, One Long Dream, a project that was more than three years in the making. With his numbers soaring, the rapper and songwriter announces a North American tour to promote the new project. The 23-city run starts November 7 at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz and […]

SonReal By Jack Barnes SonReal’s elaborate, creative music videos illustrate his unique perspective as an artist trying to make it in music. Reflecting on his troubles with an encouraging optimism, “Problems,” SonReal’s latest video, takes you on a journey inside the artist’s daily struggles. In the visual, premiered by Billboard, SonReal breezes around town […]

SonReal By Jack Barnes A burgeoning star in his native Canada, SonReal blurs lines between rap, pop, and R&B with ace songwriting instincts and a soulful verve. Taking in the sights and sounds of the world’s most populous country, SonReal feels at home in Chinese culture in the video for “Potential,” […]