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"Lonely Bones" by Sonja Midtune
Release date March 6th, 2020
"Lonely Bones was written in a moment of freedom after heartbreak. Its about being grateful for the present moment. The melody came oyo me while I was driving from LA to Prescott, AZ to visit two of my aunts. I needed some time away from the city after a breakup. There was this moment as I was driving where the sunrise was coming up on my left and on my right there was a train. My car was racing the train! When I got to AZ, I started to put the song together. I wrote several verses, maybe about 10. My aunts even lended me some ideas. Driving back to LA, I went over the song in my head and picked my favorite verses."
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.
Sonja writes all her original music and is in the folk/songwriter category. She is known for her poignant lyrics and storytelling, with an 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 Hotel Cafe, a 9-month residency Bar Lubitsch, Vibrato Jazz Club in Beverly Hills, The Viper Room, The Bootleg Theatre, etc.
Sonja teaches Songwriting levels 1 and 2 at Cal Poly Pomona and is starting at Mount Saint Mary's University fall 2020. Additionally, she's recording a new EP (release date 2020), and playing with the indie-rock band Talk Time. She made her off-Broadway debut in NYC Dec 2019 in the comedy musical “POCKETS”.