Sonia Stein Releases New Single “Every Time Africa Plays”

London based singer-songwriter Sonia Stein released her latest single “Every Time Africa Plays” today off her upcoming EP Lessons From Earth Part 2 set for release later this year. This new single and forthcoming EP follow the success of Sonia’s previously released EP Lessons From Earth Part 1 that was released at the top of the year while Sonia was on tour throughout the UK and Ireland performing to packed crowds with the 2012 winner of The X Factor James Arthur. Following the successful tour and EP release Sonia went right back into the studio with plans to release Lessons From Earth Part 2 before the end of the year. Sonia is kicking off this new EP with the release of a very special single to her, “Every Time Africa Plays”, that was written after the tragic loss of a close friend, which is unfortunately a topic that many people can relate to coming out of the challenges we have all faced over the last couple of years. On this song Sonia samples Toto’s classic “Africa”, creating a beautiful tribute to her lost friend, celebrating their connection to the original song, while also making it her own.

When asked about the inspiration behind her latest single Sonia said, “‘Every Time Africa Plays’ is a song I wrote for one my best friends who had taken her own life in February this year. She was one of the most charismatic, intelligent and hilarious people I knew. After a few months of navigating the very confusing experience of grief, I started feeling her presence, specifically through music. Especially through the song ‘Africa’ by Toto which I had so many memories of her belting out at numerous parties. This song tries to encapsulate not only the pain of losing her but to celebrate her unique spirit and the joy of having known her and having her in my life. The joy of being able to remember her every time I hear our song.”