Sonia Stein Released New Single “Mercury Retrograde”

The last couple of years have been busy for singer-songwriter Sonia Stein as she finished up a sold out World Tour with global acclaimed artist Dido at the end of 2019. In addition to the release of her EP See Me Now at the start of 2020 with long-time collaborator producer Liam Howe (FKA Twigs, Adele, Jessie Ware). See Me Now was a perfect showcase of Sonia’s song writing and extensive vocal range that fans across the globe have come to love, which included hit single “London Used to Feel So Cool” and “Coexist” produced by Brendan Davies (Dagny, Jordan Mackampa, Bryde) and “Passerby” produced by Liam Howe (FKA Twigs, Adele, Jessie Ware). Then Sonia finished the year with the release of her Letters EP, during lockdown in the UK, which included singles “Philosophical,” “Bad Dream,” “Never Leave You,” “Letters To You” and “Pain In The Ass.” Now Sonia is following up in 2021 with a series titled Stein Away Sessions in which Sonia plans to take her performances on tour but instead of playing in traditional venues full of fans, Stein will be bringing her bright yellow piano on a nature tour, playing in unique locations each time highlighting Stein’s musical talent alongside the beauty of nature. The Stein Away Sessions series will feature a total of 15 sessions from Sonia including new music as well as songs from her back catalogue like “Philosophical” and “Letters To You” as well as some covers. The first release of these sessions came from Sonia’s recently released single “Zoom Out”. Now Sonia is following up with second single “Mercury Retrograde”.

When asked about her newest single Stein said, “’Mercury Retrograde’ was inspired by a conversation with someone who was asking me for advice and every time I came up with a possible solution, he came up with another reason why it wouldn’t work or it wasn’t the right time. It’s about the obstacles and excuses we create for ourselves within our lives to avoid reaching our full potential. I think it’s quite funny that a lot of millennials (including myself) use the phases of the moon and Astrology to make more sense of why we find life challenging or why certain things don’t work out, and often they become reasons why we put things off. I wanted to write a song about being able to ride out the challenging times even when it feels like everything is stacked against us and acknowledge that a lot of the time, we are the only thing in the way.”