Video: SonReal – “The Open Letter”
The Rapper Shares a Revealing Video Diary Following the Release of One Long Dream, His Debut Album, and Announcing the One Long Dream Tour, Commencing in November
Critical Praise for SonReal:
“SonReal’s ‘One Long Dream’ Is Pop-Rap at Its Finest” – Highsnobiety
“It’s about time you got familiar with the Vancouver rapper who is on his way to becoming one of the biggest rap exports from Canada.” – Noisey
“SonReal’s unique, developed flow allows him to lay out his style of everyman rap successfully.” – The Source
Vancouver’s SonReal built a giant fanbase with his silky vocals and his slick rhymes, but it’s his overwhelming appreciation and gratitude that inspires the most devotion. Today, SonReal releases “The Open Letter” video to his fans that chronicles his journey from humble beginnings in Vernon, British Columbia to the release of One Long Dream, with the trials and tribulations he overcame along the way. With revealing behind-the-scenes footage of SonReal’s career, from open mics where SonReal performed in front of 20 people to the aftermath of a brutal bus accident that nearly took out his whole crew, the video serves as an inspiration for underdogs everywhere and is proof that SonReal’s tenacity is second-to-none. “The Open Letter” arrives hot on the heels of One Long Dream, his debut album released via Black Box Music.
An infectious and inspiring record with Indian-American singer-songwriter Sid Sriram as the only guest artist, One Long Dream showcases SonReal’s facility with melody, his relatable charisma, and his sense of humor. Premiered by Highsnobiety, the album features singles and highlights such as the hit single “Can I Get A Witness?,” which has over 4 million streams on YouTube, “Potential,” a moving power ballad with a China-set video, and the uplifting “Problems,” with over 660,000 streams on Spotify and a place on Spotify’s Pop All Day playlist. Born in a small town in rural British Columbia, SonReal is one of the most acclaimed and popular rising stars in Canada, earning six Juno Awards nominations and ten nominations and a win at the MuchMusic Video Awards. He made a name for himself in the American market with his energetic live shows, most recently opening for Jon Bellion on his sold out NA Tour and headlining his own No Warm Up Tour. Earlier this week, SonReal announced the 23-date One Long Dream Tour, which commences in November and makes stops in New York City, Toronto, and his home base of Vancouver. Tickets for the One Long Dream Tour are on sale now.
Watch “The Open Letter”: https://www.youtube.
Buy One Long Dream: https://umc.lnk.to/
Buy tickets to the One Long Dream Tour: http://iamsonreal.com/
November 7 – Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
November 9 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
November 10 – Vogue, Vancouver, BC
November 12 – Columbia City Theater, Seattle, WA
November 14 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT
November 15 – Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
November 16 – Blue Moose, Iowa City, IA
November 17 – 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis, MN
November 18 – Schubas, Chicago IL
November 19 – The Basement, Columbus, OH
November 21 – The Shelter, Detroit, MI
November 23 – Maxwell’s, Waterloo, ON
November 24 – The Opera House, Toronto, ON
November 25 – Theatre Fairmount, Montreal, QC
November 28 – Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
November 29 – Middle East, Cambridge, MA
November 30 – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
December 1 – Songbyrd D.C., Washington D.C.
December 2 – The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
December 4 – House of Blues, Houston, TX
December 5 – The Parish Room, Austin, TX
December 7 – Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
December 8 – The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
Please contact Michelle or Dharmic for more info.
Born in the small town of Vernon, British Columbia, SonReal is poised to be the next great Canadian export. A YouTube sensation, SonReal’s first video boasted the best talent show sequence since Napoleon Dynamite and racked up over a million plays in the first month. His next mixtape, the Juno-nominated For The Town, continued the visual tradition, including some of the most creative music videos on the web in “Preach,” “For The Town,” and “Woah Nilly.” After completing an American tour and signing to a major label, SonReal began to work on his debut album, One Long Dream. The first single of the project “Can I Get A Witness” was an instant success, achieving platinum status and entering the Top 15 in Canadian pop radio. SonReal immediately jumped onto Jon Bellion’s sold out Human Condition tour, and then headlined his own No Warm Up Tour. Already a 6-time Juno Award nominee and 10-time MMVA nominee, as well as a MMVA winner for Best Music Video of The Year, for “Everywhere We Go,” SonReal is primed for takeover in both Canada and the US.
About Black Box Music:
Black Box Music is a record label, artist management and music publishing company based in Toronto, Canada. Their eclectic roster/discography includes the likes of SonReal, Classified, Shad, Clairmont The Second, Blaq Tuxedo, The OBGMs, The Glorious Sons, songwriter Lisa Scinta and more. www.weareblackbox.com
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“The Open Letter”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ0ZpOXLK0s
One Long Dream: https://umc.lnk.to/OneLongDream
“Who Care”: https://open.spotify.com/track/350gAlFU8BAsWIGBN3GQPv | https://soundcloud.com/sonreal/who-care-official
“Problems”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwJDJcr7FjM | https://soundcloud.com/sonreal/problems | https://itun.es/us/mTgvkb?i=1247046490 | https://open.spotify.com/track/5h2TALUWTh66rr4bKueusj
“Supersize”: https://soundcloud.com/sonreal/supersize-1 | https://itun.es/us/uifvkb?i=1247040026 | https://open.spotify.com/track/1WcHUJ9Q2uURBpvsKVJJgj
“Potential”: https://youtu.be/u7iQ-DuiOUs // https://umc.lnk.to/Potential
“Can I Get a Witness”: https://youtu.be/pyXhsTTD0Tk
“Everywhere We Go”: https://youtu.be/UNVtM9P-yLM
Bio, photos, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/sonreal/