If you ever thought Sonny Digital would try his hand at boogie or disco, count yourself in the minority. With his latest SoundCloud “Higher” making the rounds for 4 days now, Sonny is now free to linger as a mononymous figure, since he doesn’t owe it to anyone, to uphold anything in particular. It’s almost inconceivable to watch Sonny Digital go this route, on a stylistic level. “Higher” isn’t in essence, deeply rooted in experimentalism or a fondness for the 80s, but rather a scenario in which Sonny fiddles on the decks under the spiritual guidance of a cocaine cowboy.
“Higher” is a far cry from Sonny’s last venture: “Work” a song in which he bravely samples Clairo’s “Pretty Girl” to yield a positive result. Impelled to sing aloud for the first time in looooong time, Sonny has proven himself to be an avid self-learner – one who never rests on laurel for longer than a moment at a time. If boogie re-tread isn’t jam, Sonny will surely take notice, and re-invent himself again, as he’s done countless times. If anything, “Higher” proves that space travel still has a strong supporter’s shield to draw from. Hit us in the comments with your thoughts on the record.
Let’s go take a trip to the moon.
– Sonny Digital