Maini‘s rock single I Fall To Pieces got excellent reviews. Rick Jamm from London writes in Jamsphere Magazine:
“Like all of Maini recordings, “I Fall To Pieces” proves to be an extremely rewarding listen as its internal complexities unfold…As usual Maini once again shows that she is at the top of her game vocally. The song’s musical and lyrical thoughts are delivered in the clearest manner they could ever be”. Read the whole review here
Brett Stewart, Chicago, Tilting Windmill Studios writes: “Sorri’s vocals are solid, as usual…I’d actually align her vocal style to that of Yoko Ono. I mean that as a compliment, too…Sorri’s typical pop sensibility is infused into ‘I Fall To Pieces’ as well, and it’s a catchy tune.”Read the whole review here
Bree Morcroft, freelance writer from Melbourne, Australia writes: “After a slow-building, atmospheric introduction, ‘I Fall To Pieces’ explodes into a slightly unexpected, but pleasing bright burst of pop goodness the moment the vocal kicks in.” Read the whole review here
Bradley Rust, freelance writer from Sydney, Australia writes: “Maini follows up the impressive collaboration single ‘Second Chance’ with a new single of her own. To start with, my first vibe is a little Nightwish style from the opening 30 seconds before the pace eases a little and her voice takes centre stage”. Read the whole review here
More more sound writes: “I Fall To Pieces” is a truly stunning track with a rock edge that feels emotional and fragile, yet uplifting and direct, highlighting Maini’s strong ability to turn touching personal stories into amazing melodies with a purpose”. Read the whole review here
Maini and Magneto Dayo‘s new single Second Chance has got great reviews from around the world. Rick Jamm from London writes in Jamsphere Magazine: “In “Second Chance” her performance is almost angelic and plays a perfect foil to Magneto Dayo’s easy-paced rhymes. He flows and she flies. Like heaven and earth” Read the whole review here.
Rick Jamm’s review is also published in Soundlooks (He flows and she flies…like heaven and earth) and in VideoMusicStars (Second Chance – Euro-styled rap and dance).
DownBeatz write in there review: “Their recent single “Second Chance” is a great taste of their eclectic attitude and great production skills. The song strikes punchy and direct from the very first beat… it’s about to become a total club banger!” Read the whole review here
Bree Morcroft, freelance writer from Melbourne, Australia writes: “New York Hip Hop mixed with Swedish Pop… it only takes one listen to stick in your head, and when the instrumental version starts playing – you will be singing”. Read the whole review here.
Joshua Smotherton writes in Middle Tennessee Music.com: “With it’s upbeat, make-you-move energy and the vocal stylings of Maini’s singing blended with Dayo’s flow, this single is a must for your next dance party. Don’t be surprised when you hear this the next time you hit the club”. Read the whole review here
Bradley Rust, freelance writer from Australia writes: “Two very compelling voices make for a fresh blast of dance floor moving sounds. Fun, catchy and unique” Read the whole review here.
Brett Stewart, Chicago writes in Independent Spotlight: “I love the induction of Magneto Dayo to Sorri’s style. She mixes perfectly with his strong, powerful hip hop delivery. One of the things about Sorri’s music that I’ve always found especially compelling is her ability to work with a myriad of artists and collaborators across great distances to significant success”. Read the whole review here
Carsten Lehmann has written the music. Lyrics are by Maini Sorri and Magneto Dayo. The label behind the release is Reya music from Sweden.
Maini‘s two Akademia Music Award winning singles have got great reviews. Read an excellent review in Jamsphere Magazine of Lost Love (Dance Remix) on June 11th 2015 here.
Read a great review by Brett Stewart from Chicago of Lost Love on June 5th 2015 here and a good review of Lost Love (Dance Remix) on June 6th 2015 here
The Billboard Magazine critic Chuck Taylor wrote about Lost Love in his Music Xray review on May 29th 2015: “Swedish-based Maini is backed by a ferocious grinding rock template that will make listeners’ teeth rattle… in the best possible way.” The intro is incredibly crafty with the slow build into a BOOM… throughout, the tempo builds robustly… the guitar breakdown at the midsection is wholly impressive… Alongside, pounding percussion persistently drives the track. An absolute ace… well done!
Both singles are co-produced by Brian Lanese, a three time Emmy Award Winner and Grammy Nominee, the lead singer, writer and producer of 5 time 1st round ballot Grammy Nominated rock band Permanent Ability, and Orlando M , the guitarist of Permanent Ability, engineered by Brian Lanese, mixed and mastered by Anthony Dini, USA. All instruments are performed and recorded by Orlando M.
Music is by Maini Sorri and lyrics by Gary Cornman. Label behind the release is Reya music. Cd artwork pic by Johan Zetterlund and cd artwork layout Marjo-Riitta Oksanen.
You can listen to Lost Love on spotify and it’s in the player on Maini’s website to the left here
You can listen to Lost Love (Dance Remix) on spotify and it is in the player on Maini’s website to the left here.
Read this great review by LA Music Examiner in LA, USA: “Moira” is the new single by Finnish singer-songwriter Maini Sorri and Jörgen Hansson. Backed with “Moira (Instrumental Version)”, this is the most recent example of the Sweden-based Sorri’s pop signature sound. Writing since age 8, Sorri has had some time to polish her tuneful trademark performing her songs live as well as on TV and radio.
Released mere days ago “Moira” not only reveals her previous vocal training but also demonstrates she must have paid attention when she was a student of music theory and composition. It’s got a new yet not at all foreign sound to it. Sorri was happy to shed some light on the subject.
“Moira’ is a song about my young fan Moira. I gained her as a devoted fan when I sang at Swedish radio’s Song contest in Axevalla, Sweden. I told (American) Gary Cornman about the sweet six year old girl Moira and he surprised me by writing a poem about her that I then composed”. It was later remixed by Jörgen Hansson who also sang background vocals.
The second track is a simply the underlying instrumental. It allows the listener to focus on the actual music composition. The single’s recently released accompanying music video was directed by W.A. Henderson and stars Cindy Clark both from Hollywood, Los Angeles. If it works with audiences as well as some of her previous work it will soon be on radio playlists in Sweden, Finland, the UK, the US, Spain and other countries.
Sorri’s new music video is currently on YouTube and her music is available on Facebook, ReverbNation, Bandcamp, the global online radio station Last.FM, MySpace and online stores worldwide. Check out Maini Sorri’s “Moira”. You won’t be (ahem) sorry.
My name is Phoenix and . . . that’s the bottom line.”
Review: Moira Publisher: Author: Will Phoenix Publish Date: March 19th 2014
Will Phoenix has been emploed by such publications as the Daily Collegian and The Los Angeles Times.
See the review and 11 artists pics by Johan Zetterlund here at LA Music Examiner
Pics by Johan Zetterlund.
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Read the new review of Maini’s new single by Justin Beebe WRUV 90.1 fm in Vermont, USA:
“Cute as a button, Swedish Pop Dance artist Maini is back with another upbeat single titled Just a Dream. The single contains the original plus five other versions of the track. The original has more of a Disco Dance feel to it while the remixes are more EDM based. Another solid effort from Maini.”
Read the review here at WRUV.
Review by Justin Beebe, November 15th 2013.
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Review – Hold Me May 21st 2013
I have opportunity to listen to the music of Maini Sorri, an Independent musician from Sweden, is my opinion that Maini has an great talent to perform and to sing with a clear and very suitable voice, her music can involved the listener with joy surrender by emotions.
- “ Hold Me ” Strong and well define introduction, strong rhythm well keep, easy melody to listen to it, excellent arrangement, great mix and very suitable music, the lyrics message expresses great feeling, with a well define line in combination with a great, and well tune voice, Maini make this melody a great hit, this melody is a joy to the ears. Vocals and music flows just perfect, Maini transmit to the listener her emotion. Is my opinion that this song has everything music, lyrics, vocals and harmonies that a song needs to become a hit. This Song will be a great addition to any music lover library.
This song will be recommended at Newusb, to be add to the Play list and and also to the request list for our friend and fans enjoyment .
Review by Gonzalo Arzamendi, Arzuk Productions & Enterteinment, California
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(Single review) Maini Sorri – Hold Me Tuesday, 14 May 2013
This is the third dance release from Maini Sorri. This one is more Pop/ dance crossover song, with a softer beat than the previous dance release of Please Go Away. This is a very nice Pop song and accompanies the voice of Maini very well. Very nice flowing beat and song
This song is very good on a speaker system, but for some reason suffers a little on headphones.
This song is also on the Radio Variety Show May Compilation Competition and for general radioplay.
DJ Readman, UK
Radio Variety Show
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“Maini Sorri has to be Sweden’s best kept secret as far as British audiences are concerned. The woman from Uppsala’s profile is really only known to the minority dedicated lovers of Scandinavian music in the U.K. and that is a shame as her album Someday: Volume Two is a sweet, intelligent and enjoyable piece of work.
Ms. Sorri’s vocals glide through the songs with a sense of finely tuned beauty and whilst it is difficult enough to change the written lyrics of one language to another, to change a style could be deemed as an even harder challenge but Maini Sorri provides a great awareness in her voice of what can grab the listener carefully by the hand and touch their heart with finely tuned sentiment.
Like the current fascination for Scandinavian Noir which has crossed from one side of the North Sea to the other with an almost pulsating appreciation, Maini has tapped into a vibe with her songs of innocence and a devastating anguish with Only A Memory, the delightful Oh Echo, the wonderful child-like despair of I Shouldn’t Have Trusted You and the exquisite Lahden Yksin (A Finnish version of the song I Am Leaving) which also gets a superb airing on the album.
The album certainly deserves attention and so does Maini Sorri, it certainly cannot be easy for any singer or band from that part of the world as they constantly have the image of Sweden’s most famous musical export constantly bandied around them. The world has moved on since the heady days of Abba-mania but in some ways the music of that nation never seems to get a look in without someone always asking if they will be as successful.
No matter what Ms. Sorri does next, this album will be a crowning glory of Scandinavian music”.
Ian D. Hall
Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *
Maini Sorri, Someday: Volume Two. Album Review
December 18, 2012
You can read the review at Liverpool Sound and Vision here
Maini’s new dance single Please Go Away is playlisted in 17 US states after only 3 weeks of US promotion! Please Go Away is played on radio stations in New York, California, Pennsylvania, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico and Texas!
You can read an excellent review in USA about Swedish Pop Dance sensation here
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“Swedish Pop Dance sensation, Maini, is back with another single titled Please Go Away. The music is high energy Pop Dance but this time there are some seriously rocking guitars backing up the track. Cute as ever, this hard rocking yet perky dance track is hard to resist.
Tracks: All good.”
Review by Justin Beebe (justintime)
WRUV Reviews November 18th 2012, Vermont, USA
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