Get Ready to Rumble with Hardcore Artist Somori Pointer and His New EP, 'Sonic Bomb'


Somori Pointer is an eccentric Metal/Rock artist that is all about luring in his listeners with vivid soundscapes. Somori Pointer's style is very rich and fulfilling, especially if you're a listener who has an appreciation for dark rock.


There's a ton of imagery that gets relayed throughout Somori Pointer's tracks, as he's incredibly suave at instilling a variety of narratives, as well as emotions, onto listeners.


Growing up in a musically-inclined household, Somori Pointer made the leap at starting his music career, and ever since, he's been creating powerful expressions. 


Somori Pointer has released his largely anticipated EP, "Sonic Bomb".


There's a dark essence to the rhythm of the EP's first track, "X-Target". The track gives off the slightest hint of grindcore energy, and Somori Pointer does a great job of bringing in an underground vibe to the song. Metal has always been incredibly rich with its varied styles and eclectic out bringing, and "X-Target" definitely felt as if it honed in on a lot of tones. "Oblivion" is the next track on Somori Pointer's four-track EP, and it has a similar intonation that "X-Target" had, but with harder rock collections, so expect the amps to be cranked with this one. "Oblivion" was packed full of killer energy that's signature to Somori Pointer, and the bursts of vitality within the track are ever so present.


Somori Pointer brings it down a bit with "Gold Blood Queen", and listeners are getting exposed to many fundamental elements of potent Rock/Metal offerings. "Gold Blood Queen" consumes vigor and gives idiosyncratic rhythms, and in all honesty, is able to make us feel completely alert and on our toes. 


Nearing the end of "Sonic Bomb", we arrive at the EP's last track: "Date Night". This song is probably the most mellow track presented within Somori Pointer's EP, which offers more of a lax atmosphere and explored more elements pertaining to the rock music scene. With persistent flow and synch, Somori Pointer ended off "Sonic Bomb" with the right kind of track, and all in all, this EP turned out to be quite the epic showcase of metal and rock collections.


Discover "Sonic Bomb" by Somori Pointer here.



Hello Somori, it's great to have you back at BuzzMusic. "Sonic Bomb" felt very prominent with its protruding theme. Are you able to give readers a hint on what they can expect to takeaway message-wise regarding "Sonic Bomb?"


So “Sonic Bomb” kind of happened on accident. I’m constantly writing; writing melodies, writing lyrics, visual interpretations of songs I’ve recorded, and on and on.  I’m actually quite mad when it comes to songwriting and Sonic Bomb is a reflection of that. I love to stretch my brain as much as possible and make up little challenges for myself, just because…why not?  It is Somori Pointer’s brain inside this skull.  I think more humans than we know forget that their brain is theirs and no one else.  Sadly there are powerful opposing forces competing for ownership of our minds.



Compared to the other tracks on the EP, "Date Night" definitely appeared to be the most laidback song. Can you dive into the contrast presented between the tracks, and how you personally felt "Date Night" differed in comparison to the other tracks on "Sonic Bomb?"


Yes, “Date Night” is the conclusion to that volume of my life.  When I wrote that song I had gotten rid of the third wheel. You know that image that we project to the public. holding myself accountable to myself was some scary sh__t. But growth is chaos and explosions, and aches and pains. And so are relationships. So “Date Night” was written more as a challenge to myself as well as my wife Tracy. Again, I love to witness our power as Human Beings first hand and she is an extremely powerful woman.  This set of songs is probably about 90 seconds of thought, but our bodies have to catch up. The rest of this project is silent dialogue. 



Knowing that music was always heavily appreciated within your home growing up, do you feel that your current music today is a reflection of your childhood experience with music?


Actually, it’s funny you ask.  I wanted to see what would happen if the present, 42, version of myself and the 18-20-year-old version of myself collaborated musically. I’ve always had sounds in my head, something about rhythm is meditative for me and I have to have my voice memo with me at all times or I use someone else’s. That is also the reason for the title “Sonic Bomb” because when I was younger I couldn’t play, write, record, and mix everything so I found myself having to wait and be dependent on other people to bring the ideas out.  Now I can move as fast as I can handle and it's so amazing to try and write at the speed of thought!  Growing up I couldn’t help but be exposed to so much music, I was surrounded by it. Aside from the obvious, my father’s sisters being The Pointer Sisters, two of my mother’s brothers are brilliant musicians as well. My uncle Sipho Kunene is one of the best drummers/percussionists I’ve ever seen. He studied at Berkeley School of Music.  He played with Harry Belafonte for a really long time in the late 80’s to the ’90s and with a fantastic group of African American vocalists, all trained in opera, super rare, and he traveled around the globe with them. My uncle Luyanda Kunene is a classically trained composer and does scores for film and television.  My uncle Wandile Kunene is an extremely talented actor as well.  So when people say “music and art are in my blood..” it’s in my blood, my skin, my teeth, my spit, you name it.  That being said I’m not sure if “appreciated” would be the term I would use because to me that means a more outside looking in perspective. We were inside that snow globe one hundred percent. Sometimes we appreciated music and what it takes to be a working musical entity and sometimes the world of music wasn’t so nice. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.


What track off of "Sonic Bomb" challenged you the most? Why do you feel this song challenged you artistically? 


“X-TARGET “ for sure.  It’s the only song on the EP that I didn't write on purpose, I didn’t change a single note or vocal phrase after it came out originally.  Actually, it’s a conversation I was having between myself now and the “myself” I wanted to be. Writing songs isn’t the hard part.  Believing enough with your entire being and convincing yourself that complete strangers might feel half of what you felt when you wrote the song is the hard part.  So “X- Target” was the most challenging because I had to be ready to admit that I didn't like the person I had become.  Writing music is more like taking a lie detector test than, say, going to a costume party.  The people behind the glass know when you’re lying, and when you are not.  In those moments when it’s just you, your pen, paper, and your mind, when you add melody into the mix, your true self sticks to it like static electricity. Just like a heartbeat is a vibration, so is music.  The truth comes out in the music.


What has been keeping you inspired this year?


I have been keeping myself inspired, to be honest.  I’m fortunate enough to have my studio in my backyard so I never really went anywhere anyway after Spaceman Sounds were built.  I get inspired by all sorts of outside sources from conversations I hear on the street to news headlines, to journals I’ve kept throughout the years.  I’m always in writing mode so I am constantly taking in the information storing it, my imagination is so hyperactive I don’t seem to have a choice.  It can be kind of a pain in the a** sometimes but also it allows me to keep experimenting and learning and stretching my brain.  It took me a long time to be able to inspire myself and not rely on outside experiences to fuel the songs but once I did..Sonic Bomb.

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