Jam packed with impassioned lyricism and arrangements, delivered with punch and heart – Sydney’s SoSo present their first EP release, I Wouldn’t Call This Success…But It’s Close Enough.
Having introduced themselves to fans last year with single releases in ‘The Henry Lawson Jive’, ‘Skywriter’, ‘(Shit) Love Story’ and ‘(Shit) Love Story – Unplugged’, the pop punk group were quick off the mark in doling out music that was equal parts intensely personal, but also a lot of fun.
The EP shows the brightness and spirit of the band – there’s something instantly familiar about SoSo, yet very fresh as well. It makes for the perfect first listen.
Featuring their first four singles, as well as their most recent releases ‘Yeah Nah’ and ‘The Great Escape’ in 2021, I Wouldn’t Call This Success… comes as a bundled up presentation of chaotic energy and chest-pounding singalongs, akin to bands like Trophy Eyes, Violent Soho and Luca Brasi.
“We called the EP I Wouldn’t Call This Success…But It’s Close Enough because we’re all in our mid 20’s and ya know what, when you’re younger, I think you really have a warped perception of where you’ll be by your mid 20’s. You think you’ll probably have things way more figured out, more money in the bank, less emotional baggage…you name it.”
“It’s easy to think you haven’t found success as you’re getting older, because you’re not meeting whatever your (or other people’s) standards of ‘success’. It’s easy for us as musicians to fall into that trap too, especially when we’ve each been in failed bands (except Tahlia, who’s not been subjected to that – and hopefully won’t.) But realistically, we still have the opportunity to make great music, to get involved in some seriously sick creative projects thanks to our friends and ultimately, that might not be deemed success…but it’s close enough, right? “
Recorded at Sydney’s Electric Sun Studios, SoSo worked with producer Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic, Yours Truly) as well as James Paul Wisner (Stand Atlantic, Saosin) and Grant Berry to bring I Wouldn’t Call This Success… to life.