Sona – Man In The Mirror

Sona – Man In The Mirror / 2007 Imperial / 4 Tracks / http://www.imperial-recordz.com /

I had no idea who Sona was before “Man In The Mirror”, but a very nineties sound starts off “Dreams”, the first of a double single captured on this CD. “Dream” shows that Sona has a Tupac like style, while the instrumentation captured as the backing beat for this track really continues this comparison. The rapid-fire flow of Sona meshes well with the female vocals on the track, and why this song did not chart higher than it did is beyond me. The energy captured during this opening track is simply amazing; there is a linkage of this older style with instrumental tips and tricks pulled straight from the present day. However well Sona sounded on “Dreams”, “Ain’t About” is a much more weak track. The instrumentation, the flow, and the overall ambience present in the track just elicits nothing in the way of feelings. The fact that this track should be a B-side is painfully evident. While there are some stronger vocals parts of this track, it is not enough to save the song from the dustbin of history. I would like to hear a follow up single or full length from Sona, but only if the tracks on the disc are closer to “Dreams” than “Ain’t About”.

Top Track: Dreams

Rating: 5.5/10

Author: James McQuiston

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