Sprinkled with hazy production and luscious harmony-drenched vocals, Irish-born, Manchester-based singer-songwriter Solis returns with the latest single, the aestival “Sunday”.
Telling a familiar tale of youth and frustration as the writer struggles to find her place in the world, “Sunday” is the perfect amalgamation of Solis’s ability to mesh dreamlike production and instrumentation with otherworldly vocal textures. Lyrically, the listener is taken on a journey of faltering self-confidence, self-doubt, and a fear of being left behind on the hamster wheel of 21st-century living.
“Sunday is about always focussing on the future in the hopes that tomorrow might be better,” Solis explains of the track. “The lyrics describe suppression in vocalising how you feel, while also feeling overwhelmed by the concept of having a time limit or age expectation for certain life experiences.”
“The chorus is more of recognition of this behaviour and holds excitement for a free lifestyle,” she adds. “It explains how sometimes life expectations can actually make you take steps backwards, rather than progressing forward if they’re not true to how you feel.”
“Sunday” is Solis’s second release of 2021 following April’s beautiful “Be Together” and is the latest of a string of singles recorded in Solis’s home in Moss Side, Manchester. Taking inspiration from artists such as Kate Bush and Jeff Buckley, Solis is determined to leave her mark on an ever-expanding folk-pop scene in Manchester and beyond.
Unafraid of taking chances, “Sunday” finds an artist trapped in contemplation. Which road will she choose? No one knows. Either way, it will be interesting to hear what Solis comes up with next.