I got to interview SoMo and ask him some juicy Valentine's Day questions! Check out the video for his steamy new single "Ride"!
I read that you wrote your new single “ride” about a specific lady friend. What did she think of the song? Does she know it’s about her?
She definitely knew it was about her when I wrote it.. At first the song wasn’t going to be about sex necessarily and being that it came from more of a loving place rather than a sexual place, she was very proud of me. Especially since it was one of the first songs that I’ve written.
Do you have a Valentine? Any Valentine’s day plans?
My valentine is my fans. I have a date with them on Valentine’s Day for Power 106’s Valentine’s Crush show. I’m super excited!
Any advice for the single ladies with aching hearts out there?
I do.. Keep your head up. Without knowing what it feels like to have a broken heart, you won’t ever know the joy of having a full one.
What’s your favorite love song?
Love by Musiq Soulchild
What artist inspires you the most?
It’s funny because I answered the last question with his song, but Musiq Soulchild has been a big influence.
How would you define YOUR sound?
My sound is the SoMo sound. I have a blend of so many influences from many different genres, all the way from country to hardcore music to rap. When it comes down to it, I love sticking to my R&B roots and that’s where you’ll hear my focus, but I tend to cross over to the other genres as well.
What else inspires and influences you outside of music?
Movies are a big influence because I like to explore different worlds and let my imagination flow with ideas I wouldn’t normally think of.
What's your favorite city to perform in?
I would have to say all of them! It’s an honor to be able to go to any city and perform for people that want to hear me sing.
What’s next for SoMo? Where do you hope to see yourself in a year?
I’m excited to see how the world reacts to my debut album and I hope to see myself continuing to make music for the love of it. I know a lot is going to change in my life, but I never want to lose the magic the music brings.
While at the Pomona stop of Warped Tour this year, Echosmith took some time to chat with us about being on the tour two years in a row, what new bands we should check out, their gratitude for signing to Warner Bros. Records, and what to expect from the band for the rest of the year. Watch the full video PV Q&A above.
4am DJs, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Andy Grammer, Bon Iver, Brand New, Citizen Cope, City and Colour, Coldplay, Damien Rice, Deftones, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Elvis Presley, Eminem, Foo Fighters, Frank + Derol, Frank Sinatra, Fun., Gavin DeGraw, Goo Goo Dolls, Imogen Heap, Iron and Wine, Jason Mraz, Jason Reeves, Jay Z, Jessie J, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, John Legend, John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, Lana Del Rey, Led Zeppelin, Little Children, M83, Mads Langer, Maroon 5, Mat Kearney, Michael Buble, Michael Jackson, Mickey Avalon, Miley Cyrus, Mumford and Sons, Muse, Of Monsters And Men, One Republic, Parachute, Passion Pit, Pink Floyd, Prince, Radiohead, Reckless Sons, Rihanna, Robert Pattinson, Ryan Adams, Sex Pistols, Swedish House Mafia, The Beatles, The Black Crowes, The Cab, The Dangerous Summer, The Kooks, The Lumineers, The Maine, The Ramones, The Rolling Stones, The Runaways, The Script, The Strokes, The Temper Trap, The xx, Velvet Underground, We The Kings, William Fitzsimmons, Young The Giant
500 Days of Summer, Ace Ventura, Across The Universe, Alice In Wonderland, Almost Famous, Breakfast At Tiffanys, Edward Scissor Hands, Elizabethtown, Factory Girl, Fight Club, Finding Nemo, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Forrest Gump, Garden State, Goodfellas, Grease, Hes Just Not That Into You, Inception, Liar Liar, Old School, Serendipity, Sweet Home Alabama, The Runaways, The Vow, Wedding Crashers, Where The Wild Things Are, Zoolander
Favorite TV Shows:
Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Chelsea Lately, E News, Ellen DeGeneres, Entourage, How I Met Your Mother, Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia, LOST, Modern Family, Orange Is The New Black, Real Housewives of New Jersey, The Office, The Rachel Zoe Project, The Vampire Diaries, Tosh.0, True Detective, United States of Tara, Weeds, The Originals, The Newsroom, American Horror Story, South Park