Soraia debut new video for “Quicksand”

Soraia debut video for "Quicksand".
Photo by Mark Weiss

Soraia’s forthcoming release Dead Reckoning, is due out on October 13th via Wicked Cool Records. Today, the band has released a new video for albumtrack “Quicksand”. The song, premiered last month as the “Coolest Song In The World” on Little Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Bands’s radio show lead singer ZouZou’s stage presence has been called “a true mix of Iggy Pop and Joan Jett.” Soraia kick off their tour on September 20th in Allston, MA.

Quote from lead singer ZouZou on “Quicksand”:

The inspiration for this song comes from two events major events:

Hearing the “Black Coffee” remake/cover by Rival Sons, and the death of David Bowie.

Basically, I loved the harmonies in the cover version of the Rival Sons’ version of the song, so I wanted to write something where the background vocals would be the main title line, and also be the most hypnotizing part of the song. Repetitive and soulful was what I was looking for in the background harmonies (of “Quicksand”).

The death of David Bowie had me listening to a lot of older Bowie at the time, so hearing “All the Young Dudes” made me think of the connection between then (when Bowie wrote the song) and now. It’s still so strong. It made me think of this time and the people in it,and how sometimes I hear how we’re all drowning in negative thoughts, and why is that, and what do they mean?
Ultimately, “Quicksand” is a commentary on the insidiousness of how – even in today’s times – we are individually and socially facing things we thought were over years ago, within us and outside of us.

The whole record is an uncovering of the secrets of who we are, in all our glorious and terrible ways.

Soraia
Dead Reckoning
track listing:

1. Quicksand
2. Why
3. Cupid Killer
4. Beautiful Curse
5. Wow
6. Come Down, Angel
7. Monster
8. Je Ne Sais Quoi
9. Have Love Will Travel
10. Tahiti
11. Wandering Star
12. Black Mood

Soraia upcoming tour dates:
September 20 Allston, MA @ O’Brien’s Pub
September 22 New York, NY @ Berlin NYC
September 23 Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy (Record Release Show)
September 24 Pottstown, PA @ Fujiyama
September 26 Brooklyn, NY @ Sunnyvale
September 28 Columbus, OH @ Spacebar
September 29 Wapakoneta, OH @ Route 33 Rhythm & Brews
September 30 Cincinnati, OH @ Urban Artifact
October 1 Dayton, OH @ Blind Bob’s
October 3 Cincinnati, OH @ The Drinkery OTR
October 5 Washington, DC @ The Pinch
October 6 College Park, MD @ The Void
October 7 Monktown, MD @ Meteor Music Festival