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Maini Sorri - You Are On My Mind Front Cover - Normal SizeMaini Sorri‘s single You Are On My Mind  got great reviews. Tunedloud Magazine wrote:

“The song is a collaborative effort by lyricist Barbro Norberg, music composer Maini Sorri, who also sings the song, and instrumental maker Jaakko Viitala. The track deals with Norberg’s sense of loss and longing after her dad’s passing away.”

“If you’re looking for songs with lots of emotional depth and substance, this is the track for you.”

“It’s a track by a mature woman who has mastered expressing vulnerability and celebrating emotions without sounding predictable or highly-strung.”

“With a refreshing sense of honesty, tremendous musical instincts and an alluring vocal tone, Maini’s connection to the music is an authentic one.” Read the whole review from October 26th 2018 here.

Rebecca Cullen at Stereo Stickman wrote: “Maini Sorri returns to release yet another creatively unique single”….”From a songwriting perspective, this is one of the most memorable melodies of Sorri’s to date.”

“Lyrically the release is a stunning poetic ode to a lost relative. Barbro Norberg writes on the passing of her father in a commendable way, bringing through heart-breaking ideas but also a strong focus on the positives – the good memories, the togetherness. Maini Sorri’s gentle voice lets the lyrics shine brightly throughout.”

“There’s an Enya-like feel to the presentation, the voice drives as if simply another instrument, so the collaboration just works.” Read the whole review from October 22nd 2018 here.

Act One Magazine wrote: “The combination of the tone, sound and melody in the music matches the lyrics extremely well and the result is warm, heartfelt and all in all a great song with both a great melody and outstanding lyrics.” Read the whole review from October 26th 2018 here.

Music by Maini Sorri. Lyrics by Barbro Norberg. Instrumental by Jaakko Viitala. Label is Reya music, Sweden. CD coverart photo by Johan Zetterlund and layout by Malshan Fonseka, Sri Lanka.

Maini Sorri - You Are On My Mind Front Cover - Normal SizeMaini Sorri‘s You Are On My Mind (Official Music Video) was released on October 23rd 2018. The amazing video is directed by Meshack Ndubi, Shack Production, Kenya. Watch it on Youtube here

You Are On My Mind single was released on October 26th 2018. Maini Sorri has written the music. Barbro Norberg sent to Maini her beautiful poem about the longing after her Dad that passed away, and asked Maini to compose it. Maini’s album Bring Me Home was released only a month earlier. The new single was released so soon because on November 3rd people in Sweden celebrated All Saints’ Day, and also during Christmas time people often long for relatives and friends that have passed away.

You find You Are On My Mind on iTunes, Amazon and your other favourite webshops, and on Spotify and other streaming sites around the world.

Label is Reya music, Sweden. CD coverart photo by Johan Zetterlund and layout by Malshan Fonseka, Sri Lanka.

20180728_160812 Moremore Sound Review photo 600Review of Maini Sorri & Magneto Dayo – When Two Worlds Meet was published in More More Sound on May 24th 2018. Here are some quiotes:

“Maini Sorri & Magneto Dayo are two talented artists with different music backgrounds and styles. Yet, their amazing sensibilities are a perfect match, and together the pair set out to create wonderful music with a rather unique feel.”

“Their most recent studio release is a fantastic album featuring 10 songs.”

“Maini has a really stunning vocals, which is easily recognizable and very distinctive. She obviously puts a lot of heart into her work, and Magneto complements her beautifully with a strong vision and an amazing approach to music, bringing his hip-hop and R&B influences to the table, further enriching the group’s artistic vision.”

“The quality of the mix in this release is particularly excellent. Every track is really balanced, and there is a strong attention to the sonic details in this release.”

You can read the whole review here.

Maini Sorri - When Two Worlds Meet Album Front Cover - Normal SizeMaini Sorri  & Magneto Dayo released a pop/hiphop/rock  album “When Two Worlds Meet” on May 23rd 2018. Magneto Dayo is rap/hiphop artist from Brooklyn, New York. Maini Sorri is pop/electronica/rock artist from Sweden. Magneto Dayo contacted Maini on Twitter and wanted to do a song together, after having listened to Maini’s songs.

Their two previous pop singles, Blue Song (2014) and Second Chance (2016) are included on the new album. Both singles made it to DRT National Airplay Top 200 Chart for multiple genres.

Alongside the inclusion of our two previous singles Blue Song and Second Chance, they introduce each other to each other’s tracks. There is also two solo tracks on the album,  Museum of Bass by Magneto Dayo and Lost Love by Maini Sorri. Brian Lanese and Orlando Mestre  from Grammy nominated LA-band Permanent Ability co-produced Lost Love.

You can listen to When Two Worlds Meet on Spotify and Bandcamp. It is available on webshops worldwide, for eg. itunes and Amazon.

Maini and Magneto won Arzuk Music Award 2017 in Best Hip-Hop/Freestyle category.

The label behind the release is Reya music from Sweden.

20180702_153008 Kulturbloggen foto 180518Review of When Two Worlds Meet was published in Kulturbloggen (Culture Blog) on May 18th 2018, by Petter Stjernstedt. You can read the whole review in Swedish here:

Here are some quiotes, translated into English by Google and Maini:

“Uppsala and Brooklyn. Synth and metropolis rap. Two worlds meet when Finnish Swedish Maini Sorri and American Magneto Dayo beat their bags together. With 20 singles and 5 albums behind her, Uppsala-based Maini Sorri, 57 years old, was looking for something new. At the same time on the other side of the globe in the hipster neighborhood of Brooklyn, an enthusiastic Magneto Dayo is listening to Maini. He loves the music and contacts her immediately. Maini and Dayo decide to meet. And four years later, the duo has completed his first joint album…”

“Dayo is famous rapper and producer, who has written and produced for many great artists in the hip hop scene. With his quick jaw and big vocabulary, he gives weight to the production. And Maini with her unique voice adds an elegance. Magnetos rap and Mainis synth create exciting dynamics…”

“Blue Song was released in 2014 and quickly climbed up on the National Airplay Top Charts list. It’s a dance-like piece where the tough reggae is mixed with dance hall and electro. “Second Chance” puts a nice synth-breaks across the beats.”

“When Two Worlds Meet”, the great highlight of the album, is the modern Kendrik Lamar that hits perfectly.”

“Together, they explore conventions and clamps with resolute strides over established domains. “When Two Worlds Meet” is an album with a big courage. When two worlds meet, beautiful things can happen. In these times of tightened migration policy and xenophobia, it is a message we cannot hear too many times.”

You can read the whole review, translated into English on review section of Maini Sorri’s website here

Maini Sorri - When Two Worlds Meet Album Front Cover - Normal SizeWhen Two Worlds Meet (Official Music Video) was released on May 17, 2018 and produced by Truestudios, UK.Music and Lyrics by Dashawn Williams from the US and instrumental by A 1 Beats from the US.

This is the first video from “Maini Sorri & Magneto Dayo – When Two Worlds Meet” album, released on May 23rd 2018. The label behind the release is Reya music, Sweden.

You can watch the Official Music Video on Youtube here

UNT Artikel 180509 Uppsalamusiker sjunger med USA-rappareUpsala Nya Tidning wrote on May 9th 2018 (translated by Google and Maini):
Uppsala musician sings with USA rapper

Uppsala artist Maini Sorri is about to release a new album. The album title is “When Two Worlds Meet” and it will be released on May 23rd. Maini Sorri has made the album together with the American rapper Dashawn Dayo with artist name Magneto Dayo. The co-operation became reality since the American contacted Maini Sorri on twitter after hearing her music. The two worlds that meet are Uppsala and Brooklyn. Maini Sorri has previously released 20 singles and six albums.”

Published in Upsala Nya Tidning on May 9th.

Photo: Johan Zetterlund

If you are subsriber of Upsala Nya Tidning, you can read the article here

20180502_224548 GD artikel 180430 small Gefle Dagblad, Nils Palmeby wrote about “best Gästrike releases ni April” on April 30th 2018.

About “Maini Sorri & Magneto Dayo – When Two Worlds Meet” he wrote (translated by Maini):

“Maini Sorri – When Two Worlds Meet (album, release May 23)

Maini Sorri was a former music teacher in Tierp and on May 23, her new album “When Two Worlds Meet” together with Brooklyn rapper Magneto Dayo will be released. They met on Twitter! An undeniably unexpected cooperation. Just wait until you hear.”

Text under the picture: “Maini Sorri’s new album. Doesn’t sound like anything we’ve heard before.”

If you are a subscriber of Gefle Dagblad you can read the article here

Maini Sorri and Magneto Dayo - Blue SongMaini and the American hip-hop artist Magneto Dayo won Arzuk Music Award 2017 in California on January 17th, 2018. They won in Freestyle/Rap/HipHop category with ‘Blue Song‘.

Arzuk Productions & Entertainment is a production company located at Barstow California. Arzuk Productions is run by Gonzalo Arzamendi, Raymond Rowe, Bobby Ludlam, and Steven Zukaitis.

Blue Song single was released on June 9th 2014. Music is written by Maini Sorri, lyrics by Gary Cornman & Dashawn Williams, remix by Carsten Lehmann. Video by Johan Zetterlund. Label behind the Blue Song release is Reya music.

Maini Sorri - Parting Of Our WaySome cuts from Maini‘s Parting Of Our Way reviews:  Jer at Sleeping Bag Studios writes: “Parting Of Our Way”ends up becoming quite the ride through a clever metal-melody that’s got a brilliant display of contrast between sweetness and the extreme. Orlando Mestre of the USA slays the guitar-parts completely, flexing much musical-muscle, style, chops & skills…”

“Orlando was a perfect choice to bring out the vibrant guitar-riffs and non-stop energy that fuels the music of “Parting Of Our Way” – and Maini is an equally-perfect choice to bring the lyrics/vocals to life through stunning contrast.”

“…it’s the magic in Maini’s performance that makes these words come alive.  Her sweetened tones sound innocent, yet bold in the mix of the music around her voice…”   Read the whole review here

A&R team at Got That Music LLC Records/All Purpose Music Group LLC writes: “The vocal performance has a soft angelic delivery with good melody range.”.. “The overall track sound is up to industry standards, good mix. Maini Sorri is a talented singer with a powerful produced musical composition!” “It’s a great song to be placed in movies and on television.” “Very marketable record!”

“Great overall sound, this team of producer, songwriter and singer have a lot of potential together!”

Rick Jamm at JamSphere writes: “The whole rock, ambient metal idea, is really cool, and blending it with Maini’s airy, high pitched vocals provides an interesting contrast.” “Her delivery is excellent, she has wonderful tone, and her harmonies sound absolutely beautiful.”

“When the music transitions from a heavier phase of the song to a dreamier, spacy feel, these transitions flow nicely. Guitars fade appropriately, percussion switches to a softer, electronic effect, and the vocals take the forefront, highlighting the strength and beauty of Maini’s voice.”

Brian Lanese & Orlando Mestre produced the track, and they did a fantastic job.”.. the two producers seemed to have clear ideas, without over producing. In conclusion, this is simply a fantastic track.” Read the whole review here:

Brett Stewart at Independent Spotlight writes: “The intensely prolific songwriter, who now has 25 albums in her discography, has proven to be a resilient and compellingly creative talent.” “Written by Gary Cornman with instrumentation by Orlando Mestre, the powerhouse track is arguably one of the more driving, bombastic efforts in Sorri’s catalog”

“Vocally, I’d perhaps align Sorri with a performer like Yoko Ono. She has a very expressive, unique voice, and it’s a good one, too.”…”I adore how Sorri harmonizes with herself; it’s a great sound.” “Parting Of Our Way’ is an excellent track. I love that Maini Sorri is continuing to experiment within her sound.” Read the whole review here

Andrea Caccese at The BandCamp Diaries writes: “Maini is a rare talent: she is great on melodies and on moody vibes, but her brand new single, “Parting of Our Way” is also proof that she can really rock when she wants to.”

“The song features really great overdriven guitar tones as well as some really powerful drums and some beautiful synth keys.”… “Maini particularly shines on this track by layering multiple vocal harmonies that truly constitute the vocal strength of this track.” “The song is fairly different from most of her previous work, and it is incredibly refreshing to see an artist that isn’t afraid to challenge her own boundaries and constantly experiment with new things and new takes on sound.”

Read the whole review here

Read Maini’s promoter Jason Bonnar’s great selection of  her album, EP and single reviews here.

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