About the Artist

Born and raised in Canada’s capital, SORU strives to create a unique sound that pushes the boundaries of urban music, blurring the lines between R&B and Hip Hop.

Playing the piano was his first musical venture, obtaining a six-year certification by the Royal Conservatory of Arts at the age of 12. Singing then came naturally, imitating legends such as Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles & Michael Jackson, the latter of which inspired him to begin moving to the music.

As a young teen, dance became a passion that went hand in hand with music, leading him to becoming

the Artistic Director of Culture Shock Ottawa, a professional Hip Hop dance troupe with chapters in Toronto, Los Angeles, D.C. and more.

A chance meeting with current labelmate Gruw Raw of Ottawa band Bars and Tone gave SORU the opportunity to begin recording in a studio environment. Putting together mixtape projects over the years allowed learning and practice through real recording experience.

Raw soon introduced the R&B singer to Sean Blake and Joe Nativv, the other two thirds of Bars and Tone.

Collaborating on various songs, it became clear that SORU had a place in the up-and-coming artist collective, DeadRinger.

Backed by the Bars and Tone trio as a production team, SORU began searching for his signature sound. Melding elements of R&B and Hip Hop with a Rock influence, that sound developed into something unique and entertaining: modern, yet clearly inspired by the many great artists they respected.

SORU’s debut album “City Lights” is now available as a free download on Soundcloud and Bandcamp.

Video

Made It

Featuring Nakiem

Presented by Seek Artistry

Special Thanks :
Sean Blake
Claude Charron
Hasham Ibrahim
Pointe Of Grace Dance Company

Full-Length Album

City Lights

Backed by the Bars and Tone trio as a production team, SORU has found his signature sound. Melding elements of R&B and Hip Hop with a Rock influence, that sound is something unique and entertaining: modern, yet clearly inspired by many timeless artists.

Released August 21, 2014
Executive Produced by SORU
Recorded by Gruw Raw
Mixed by Sean Blake
Mastered by Andy Krehm for Silverbirch Productions
Photography by Antoine Ryan
Graphics by Denise Audette

1.  Crash
2.  Wait ft. The Unkwn
3.  I Don’t Know ft. Sean Blake
4.  Indulge
5.  Beautiful
6.  Hover ft. Ray
7.  Next To You
8.  Dopamine
9.  Something Missing (Interlude)
10. Little Dream
11. Bad Hi ft. Gruw Raw
12. Huck The Faters ft. Y. Bully
13. Made It ft. Nakiem [Explicit]

Singles

Dopamine

from City Lights, released 21 August 2014

Written by SORU
Produced by Sean Blake, Joe Nativv
Some parts recorded by Tanya Clark
Graphics by Denise Audette

Next To You

from City Lights, released 21 August 2014

Written by SORU, Raw
Produced by Sean Blake
Graphics by Denise Audette

Made It

from City Lights, released 21 August 2014

Featuring Nakiem
Written by SORU, Nakiem
Produced by Sean Blake
Graphics by Denise Audette