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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 SizeYou 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.

Maini Sorri - Bring Me HomeMaini‘s pop/rock/dance album Bring Me Home got wonderful reviews.

Tunedloud wrote in the review of Bring Me Home on September 15th: “This might be Maini Sorri best album.”…”The songs grow with each play, becoming increasingly transfixing, drawing the listener in with their spiral soundscapes and employing Maini Sorri’s high-pitched vocals to great, yet subtle, effect.”

“This is as downright amazing as it could have been. There’s just so many ideas in the heads of Maini Sorri and her collaborators that 6 tracks just doesn’t seem enough. There’s depth, intensity, emotion, and interesting collaborations on offer, which ticks all the boxes for an extremely memorable recording from Maini Sorri.”

Read the whole review here

Rebecca Cullen at Stereo Stickman wrote in the review on September 19th:

” The title track from the project introduces things in a bold way, showcasing retro dance synths and a rising intensity, all woven in among a delicately optimistic and uplifting soundscape – with a vocal line that’s as delicate and smooth as you might find in ambient trip-hop. The euro-dance vibe is strong but it comes with a level of heart and depth on this particular single. There’s truth in the songwriting and this adds a lot of value and further intensifies that energizing feeling of possibility.”

Read the whole review here

Bandcampdiaries wrote in the review on September 10th:

“Maini Sorri is definitely one of the most diverse and forward-thinking artists I’ve had the chance to discover in recent years. She is always keen on experimenting with a wide variety of different genres, often exposing different creative possibilities and setting the bar higher in terms of what it is possible with music, often collaborating with different artists and songwriters along the way.”

Read the whole review here

Maini Sorri - Bring Me HomeMaini Sorri – Bring Me Home (Official Music Video) was released on September 17th 2018. The music video is produced by Levmusic, Israel.

Bring Me Home is the title track from Maini‘s pop/rock/dance album Bring Me Home. The video producer Levmusic really told the true story of Maini’s adventure and added amazing nature scenes to it.

Vocals and music are by Maini Sorri, lyrics by Gary Cornman USA, Co-Produced by Brian LaneseOrlando Mestre USA, Mixed and Mastered Brian Lanese. All instruments performed and recorded by Orlando Mestre. Bring Me Home album was released on September 20th 2018. The label behind the release is Reya music, Sweden.

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.

20180728_135537 Tunedloud reviewpic 800Review of When Two Worlds Meet was published in Tunedloud on May 21st 2018. You can read the whole review “Maini Sorri & Magneto Dayo – When Two Worlds Meet – A Global Sound” here.

Here are some quiotes:

“After having listened to her songs, Magneto Dayo contacted Maini Sorri on Twitter, with the desire to do a track together. They ended up putting together a 10 track album, “When Two Worlds Meet”, released via the Reya Music Label, and winning the Arzuk Music Award 2017 in the Best Hip-Hop/Freestyle category.”

“Some artists or albums can hit you so hard on a personal level that you can’t help but fall for them at first listen. Such is my liaison with Maini Sorri. Maini’s voice is such that it blends perfectly with the many varied instrumentation of her compositions.”

“With her breathtaking synthesis of Pop, Rock, and Electronic music, she has enthralled many, and now on “When Two Worlds Meet”, she takes her airy angelic voice deep into urban music territory.”

“He’s hard, she’s soft. He’s tough, she’s gentle. He gets down, she moves up. He’s the earth, she’s the sky. Together they represent the Yin and Yang in every song, completely confirming the theory of how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.”

” Maini sings sweet melody lines with the elegance of a sea nymph, while Magneto releases a stream of consciousness with his streetwise wordplay, attractive rhyme schemes and smooth vocal flow.”

“This is an album built to be consumed with as many speakers as your room can hold – the beats, the voices, the atmosphere and overall beauty overwhelming your senses and painting lush rhythmic landscapes in your mind.”

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

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.

When 2 Worlds meet article scanned 800Maini and Magneto Dayo were interviewed by Daily Press, Virginia, Samantha Camilletti in Summer 2017. The interview was published on July 17th, 2017.

‘When 2 Worlds Meet’ set to release this Summer

“Swedish Finnish singer Maini Sorri and hip-hop artist Magneto Dayo say they hope their new album “When 2 Worlds Meet” will shake up the stigma of genres and change lives after its release later this summer.

Maini Sorri Hongslo and Magneto Dayo, born Dashawn Williams, are two solo artists who came together purely by chance to create this album.

“It was a wonderful surprise that he found me on the internet and told me that he likes my songs and wanted to collaborate and record with me,” Sorri said. “It was really exciting. Two worlds definitely met.”

The album will be a mixture of hip hop and electronica pop.

Dayo was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., but moved to Newport News when he was 14, he said.

“This will sound like nothing you’ve ever heard. This album is really for the people that love good music,” Dayo said. “When I say that, I’m talking about the people that are not locked into one genre, but people that love the sound of great music, regardless of the genre.”

Although from different genres, Dayo and Sorri seemed to agree that their music is about bringing people together and binding them over a common cause.

“I hope that our songs will be many people’s favorites. I always hope that as many as possible will hear my music, enjoy it and share it, and I hope that we will spread peace, love and understanding to the world,” Sorri said. “Let’s appreciate our differences and treat each other as we want to be treated, with love and respect. We don’t want to build walls, we want to build bridges.”

Read the whole interview at Daily Press

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