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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Someya Debuts “Near Me”

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At age 5, San Jose Pop-Alt songstress Someya, began songwriting. Since then she attended programs at Berklee College of Music to hone her craft. Besides being a songwriter and artist she is also a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, piano, and flute. Because of her abiding passion for musical theater, Someya’s songwriting incorporates a great sense of storytelling. Her songs explore themes of the shared human experience, the complex and nuanced relationships people forge with one another, and the intricacies of emotional responses to diverse situations.

“My process is different for every song,” Someya explains. “Sometimes it starts with an idea for lyrics or melody. Sometimes I sit down with an instrument, play some chords, and put it all together. I add a lot of analogy to my lyrics. I like my songs to be very descriptive. I haven’t heard a lot of that out there. And my songs mean a lot to me. I want to write about what people feel and what they can relate to. Even though the lyrics are personal, I try to create a shared experience.”

Someya tells us about her new single, “In this song, I’m singing to my lover because they’ve grown uncharacteristically distant. When catastrophic ordeals occur, some people unhealthily distance themselves from the ones closest to them and retreat into their own minds. This song is about remembering the good times and showing that I’m there for them while they go through their hardships.”

 

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