At the beginning of “Karaoke”, Sorana sits alone with a microphone in her hands, waiting for her song to happen. As the words come to mind, the rising music star – who first turned heads with her collaboration with David Guetta – begins to sing a song of pain and healing. “I always go to karaoke on a Friday night / thinking about what we could have been,” she sings, realizing how things “will never work out” with this nameless lover “because you’re not not for me”. As the song continues, another Sorana enters…and another…and another.
Each color-coded capture of Sorana demonstrates a different emotion. The insecure in pink seems too shy for this world. The one in light blue seems to drown the world with her tears. The Sorana in dark blue seems to prefer to see the world burn, while the one wearing magenta is more concerned with stealing the show from everything else. As the song culminates, Sorana pulls herself together – or themselves – appearing as an electric angel who has made peace with all the different parts of his emotional spectrum.
“Have you ever been so heartbroken that all you want to do is get drunk and scream sad songs out loud? Well, I wrote a song about that feeling, and it’s ‘calls “Karaoke”, shares Sorana with HollywoodLife. “The characters in the video embody the roller coaster of emotions that I feel when I’m on stage. I go from shy to sad to wild to confident in a split second.
“Karaoke” makes an incredible first impression as Sorana’s first solo single. With a seductive vocals and deeply intimate lyrics, “Karaoke” leaves Sorana poised to be one of pop’s next big stars who confidently walks the line between reality and fantasy.
Originally from Romania, Sorana has found her place in your ears and in your heart. Having taken a risk on herself by moving to Los Angeles, she first honed her undeniable talent for songcraft by writing hits for The Chainsmokers & Illenium (“Take Away”) and Galantis, David Guetta & small mixture (“Hymn of Sorrow”). Her destiny now lay behind the scenes, but behind a microphone, and she lent her voice to Alan Walker‘s “Lost Control. She then teamed up with David Guetta on “redruM,” a collab that has nearly 13 million global streams. Now she’s released her first solo song. With more music on the way, it won’t be long before people are singing Sorana’s music in karaoke bars.