ZouZou Mansour | Travis Smith | Brianna Sig | Nick Seditious
Philadelphia-based rock quartet SORAIA has released a stellar new single, titled "Tight-Lipped".
Of the new track, frontwoman ZouZou Mansour says, ""Tight-Lipped" is about a woman who politely refuses to challenge the status quo and direction of her life. It's a final recognition of the part she has played in her own oppressive censoring - a soulful rebuke of her former beliefs on how to live. But by the end of the song, it becomes a triumphant declaration of who she now is: 'Meet Ophelia - no more promises. Hard to breathe being so tight-lipped.'"
The band added imagery to this powerful uprising anthem by creating a mini-movie style music video with director Sam Shapson (Machine Gun Kelly, Halestorm). The narrative emerges straight out of today's intense thriller genres: an interrogation occurring in a single room. Fresh from their February Billboard premiere of the clip, Soraia also believes the video does the song justice by sewing together literary references from "The Tyger" (by William Blake) and the character Ophelia (from "Hamlet") and re-imagines them inside a simple scenario expressing the lyrical theme: breaking free from the shackles that bind.
The single follows on the heels of Soraia's most-recent studio LP 'Dig Your Roots'. That album was produced and engineered by Geoff Sanoff (Bruce Springsteen, Fountains Of Wayne, Dashboard Confessional) and spawned a fierce radio single, "Wild Woman", which reached #35* on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Airplay chart in 2020.
SORAIA epitomizes raw power, unrelenting energy, chaos, and freedom. With a live show that is frenetic and intensely interactive, the band's chemistry has been cemented through years of fierce, persistent touring from the dingiest dives to the most massive amphitheaters, helping them attract a worldwide fanbase.
Frontwoman ZouZou Mansouris a spiritual descendent of iconic women in rock such as Patti Smith and Joan Jett, and the band embodies elements of kindred spirits of the ’90s and beyond - like PJ Harvey and The Kills, with more than a sprinkling of ’60s Garage Rock and Soul. Their primal sonic attack spreads a message of perseverance through trials of love, loss and letting go.