"My Light" by Sonja Midtune
Release date feb 15, 2019
"It’s that rare, ultra-intuitive singer/songwriter and storyteller who can take the deeply intimate emotions of a close friend and translate them into a timeless universal love song. At a creative and career crossroads a few years ago, Sonja Midtune took on the fascinating challenge of penning a tune that her friend could give to her husband as a Christmas gift. In crafting and recording the lilting, deeply romantic and spiritually tinged “My Light,” Sonja not only created a transcendent moment for the couple – performing it for the first time as they slow danced - but also a fresh, folk-pop influenced sound at the heart of the new phase of her evolving musical artistry."
About Sonja Midtune:
Sonja Midtune is an artist and songwriter from Minnesota located in Los Angeles. She received her BA in Music Theory and Composition at St. Olaf College in MN with additional training from The European American Musical Alliance at La Schola Cantorum, a Juilliard affiliated program taught by their grad professors (Phillip Lasser, Kyle Blaha, etc).
Sonja writes all her original music and is in the folk/songwriter category. She is known for her poignant lyrics and storytelling, with a organic sound that incorporates her composition skills. She's played all over the Los Angeles area including venues such as the main stage at the House of Blues in Hollywood, a 9-month residency Bar Lubitsch, Vibrato Jazz Club in Beverly Hills, The Viper Room, The Bootleg, the Mint, etc.
Sonja will be teaching Songwriting 1 at Cal Poly Pomona in the Fall of 2019, and currently spends her time recording a new EP (release date Fall 2019), writing her 2020 indie-rock album, and playing with Talk Time, an LA-based indie-rock band.