sobhhï has released his second single, “imagine that,” a dreamy, honest love-song and his second single in less than a week. “imagine that” explores themes of love and distance, which are the main focus of his music. With “imagine that” sobhhï focuses on the challenges of a long-distance love, presenting a series of what-ifs around the song.
Says sobhhï, “traveling frequently makes it difficult to have the same kind of relationships with people that you would if you were neighbors. This is bedroom soul about my favorite topic, distance. And it reads like a letter; it’s part of a larger dialogue.”
Stream “imagine that”:
sobhhï previously released “revenue/places,” and it was the number one streamed song on Anghami last week, which is the prominent streaming service in the Middle East. sobhhï has had 26 Apple Music charting releases across 26 countries in the past two years, and has developed his global fanbase organically. With over 5 million streams and counting of his music, sobhhï is gearing up for more singles to be released in the coming months, including a color-themed EP (following his previous RED I, RED II, BLACK I).
Watch the lyric video for “imagine that”:
Operating at the intersection of trapsoul and alternative R&B, sobhhï’s earworm melodies and moody, nocturnal production have earned him comparisons with celebrated artists such as Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, and Drake. The distinctively mysterious vocalist, songwriter, and producer stands out as intelligent: composing his first arrangement at age 7, graduating high school at 16, and enrolling in a graduate program at the University of Chicago by age 21, where he studied applied mathematics at the doctoral level. Writing every lyric; thoughtfully composing each track, drawing on his music-theory background; and engineering each recording; the artist describes his creative process as “detail-oriented…equal parts intellect and emotion.”
sobhhï announced his arrival as an artist in November 2017 with the 5-track EPs RED I and RED II, a collection of wildly imaginative nighttime R&B, featuring cleverly impactful arrangements interwoven with subtle transitions and asides. The projects’ spellbinding allure captivated listeners, putting them into the iTunes top 50 for the R&B genre—a remarkable feat for an indie artist. sobhhï will follow up with a series of carefully crafted and themed EPs, expanding on the color-palette motif, and exploring dreamy R&B, rugged hip-hop, and bedroom soul.