REVIEW ROUND-UP: SoMo brings powerful, soulful “The Answers Tour” to NYC

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In a time where music often is missing the substance that hits the heart, SoMo reminds us exactly why he stands out as both a performer and a musician. The R&B singer-songwriter recently released his sophomore album, “The Answers” and is currently on a 35 date country wide tour in support of the project. The powerful, soulful show showcased his pure and raw talents through his impressive discography. The tour hit NYC’s Webster Hall for a fantastic evening of impressive vocals, genuine smiles, and timeless tunes. Keep on reading to find out exactly why you should become familiar with SoMo’s remarkable talents if you’re not already!

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The singer-songwriter, guitarist, and pianist rose to fame with impressive YouTube covers of smash hit songs by Chris Brown, Drake, Mario, The Weeknd, and more. These covers gained SoMo well deserved recognition. Using the platform of YouTube – SoMo released his original, debut mixtape in 2012 titled, “My Life“. The mixtape received extremely positive feedback from his super dedicated fanbase. After embarking on his first headlining solo tour, Republic Records signed a record deal with the R&B star. His fan favorite track, “Ride” went viral and became the first single off his debut self titled album. The song now went onto be certified 2x-platinum by the RIAA. It’s accompanying album reached an impressive #6 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Since, SoMo has released the sequel to his first mixtape, traveled the country on eight headlining tours, and released his sophomore album “The Answers”. His latest release showcases everything and more you would expect from SoMo including infectious R&B tunes. With yet another excellent project he continues to remind his fans exactly why they fell in love with his music in the first place.

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The clock strikes 9 PM and the lights drop sending the audience into a complete frenzy! The intro track to “The Answers” begins playing while a door-prop appears onstage. The intro mixes into “Mirror“, a explosive sensual high energy track. The door opens and SoMo appears onstage responding immediately to the crowds cheers in full glory. He continued with classic fan favorites such as “Kings & Queens” and “Bad Chick“. SoMo then proceeded to play “Champion” and latest single “Play” – a catchy tune featuring pop newcomer Maty Noyes. After a series of covers and bringing a special birthday girl from the audience onstage to serenade her, he continued the show with amazing new tracks “First“, “Control“, “Over“, and what he explained to TheConcertGator as his current favorite “Curve“. He then went into the classic “Back To The Start” and “Red Lighter” both off his debut album. Members of the audience broke out their red lighters from the official merchandise booth for the track. He followed up with the albums title track “Answers“, the powerful “Just A Man“, and one of TheConcertGator’s favorites “Want It“.

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It was then time for SoMo to bring out some of his sensual-classics including “Make Up Sex” and the Trey Songz assisted “Hide & Freak“. The entire audience sang along proudly as the high energy show continued. Followed was fan favorites “Show Off” and the mega-soulful “We Can Make Love“. With the 75 minute hit jam-packed setlist nearly coming to an end SoMo performed “Do You” before going into his biggest hit of them all, “Ride“. Every member of the audience was singing along word for word at the top of their lungs. It was a magical moment. Live music brings people together and SoMo showed us all that his music has the substance to do very much so. Fans then chanted for an encore from the star, where he performed the uptempo banger “You” from his latest album. He ended the show expressing his gratitude and appreciation to the crowd before exiting the stage.

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SoMo’s powerful and soulful show surely impressed. With a catalog of brilliant songs, amazing live vocals, a fantastic three piece live band, impressive lighting, and musician authenticity SoMo was able to deliver a show to remember. With everything SoMo does from his music to his performances you can tell that he is very meticulous and passionate about his work. The super talented “Ride” singer might just be bringing his latest tour to a city near you and TheConcertGator can promise that you won’t want to miss this one! SoMo’s heartfelt and genuine self-written music sticks with people and that’s exactly why his success will continue. “The Answers” are that SoMo is a fantastic, genuine musician that deserves a career of longevity and endless success. Stay tuned for more SoMo as he’s just getting started!

Check out SoMo’s sophomore album, “The AnswersHERE! Available anywhere you can purchase and stream music.

For a complete list of dates to find out where you can see SoMo live in 2017 click HERE!

@OfficialSoMo on Instagram / Twitter. “Less Stress, More Love”.

Interview by TheConcertGator w/SoMo + contest to win his “The Answers” album autographed is coming very soon! Stay tuned to TheConcertGator on the website and through social media pages (@OwenLauer / TheConcertGator on Facebook).

For a full gallery of pictures taken by me at the show check below

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