Sonia Kreitzer is the pop artist named DOE PAORO. Her sultry and soul filled singles from her past album ‘After’ had directed some outlets to compare her to the likes of Amy Winehouse and Fiona Apple.
“Live session was taken in Los Angeles in a Church, earlier in 2018.”
CHF had first gotten to know Doe back in October of 2017, with a review of her single ‘Second Door’. We’d described her single as a song that “continues that journey Doe has been on for several iterations. It’s palpable, tangible, unlimitedly tragic in sonic attitude – the song makes our heart hurt.” And it sure did. When the full brunt of the emotive force that is pierced through by her voice, we wept just a little more and more. As she further skewered our hearts there isn’t any relenting. She demands much from the listener, emotionally, cognitively.
And that’s the power of interpretation by Doe that is the most poignant and powerful. When telling a story, there isn’t anything else that should have a higher threshold to truth.
Now, here we are, at the end of 2018, and we had the prior distinction of filming the talented artist, as her latest album ‘Soft Power’ had dropped to acclaim. The brand new album was produced by Grammy Award-winner Jimmy Hogarth (Sia, Corinne Bailey Rae) and published by Anti-.
“I wanted to make an entire album that could be recreated live because for me, that’s where the deeper connection takes place,” explains Doe. “One of my intentions was to drop any questions about what might be inventive, and just focus on writing songs that felt true to my experience.”
“The idea was to push things forward just by creating something well-made and authentic.”
Doe is the brainchild of a talented and thoughtful songwriter, who delves deep into her inner strengths in depicting – for the betterment of her audience, the powers that might seem like walls between two lands. But as always – always – the descriptive singer pronounces her heartaches and throws them to the vessels of life. All to be devoured for nourishment, and for emotional growth.
On November 13th, a remix of her single ‘Over’ had been released for the public. Called “Over (ratio:state Remix)” it shows another angle of the multi-faceted artist’s belt of talents. The pop-dance offering keeps the essence of the original with the addition in effervescence. The deeper r&b groove will keep you interested and repeating.
“now that I’m older / does it get easier / to get over”
Artist/producer, ratio:state said of the track: ” It’s fitting then, that the rework is a slow-burner. There’s no eruptive nature to the interpretation. There’s no bombastic EDM chorus, and there doesn’t need to be. It does get easier, but it truly is a soft kind of power.”
Doe’s latest ‘Soft Power’ is available [Here] now.
— Doe Paoro (@doepaoro) November 13, 2018