updog sonata
Release Date 11/11/2022
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CloudKid Presents updog - sonata

updog’s influence on his next track ‘sonata‘ is as blatant as it gets. It’s a fun, quirky, playful love song that very much allows for the artist and songwriter’s Greek heritage to shine, the most apparent by the song’s finale, of which emerges an upbeat opportunity for any listener to Sirtaki dance along to its every beat.

updog says, “This is a straight up love song, the most obvious one I’ve written so far. It’s about the love I have for my wife, and it follows the story about how — and where — we fell in love, how it has grown and changed in each city. It’s called sonata,’ because it follows a type of song structure that has many different movements and changes, just like our love. We’ve moved quite a few times, and we’ve been together since we were teenagers. Uniquely, by the song’s end, it breaks into a classic Greek style dance, where the instrumental starts slow and keeps building up in speed. I really had fun putting in parts of my upbringing and identity into the song. Sonically, it’s a way to showcase our love and how it keeps getting stronger every day.”  

»It's a sonic representation of our love.«

Steadily walking down his brand new path, updog’s latest musical work tackles how he’s been approaching being on that high road. The end of his previous EP marked the end of his “emo” era, that body of work full of songs that were introspective, self-deprecating and full of meta-level lyricism. However, as that EP progressed, listeners found themselves hearing less serious narratives, where the writing fluctuated instead to describe moments in real time, rather than at the meta, life level. This time around, with a new EP in the works, out for release next winter,  updog wants listeners to follow his life, through story and sound, as it is now, following some of his mundane moments, making them into grandiose storytelling for the masses. Poetic, full of good vibes and music he says, is ‘simply to chill or dance to,’ this new way forward for updog is more about paying homage to his own experiences and himself more than anything or anyone else. The emotional, loved up next single, ‘sonata‘ out now!

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