Ones To Watch: SOKOL

Published On November 11, 2016 | By Brendon Veevers | Ones To Watch

Location: UK

Genre: Indie/Pop

Contact by SOKOL is the ground-breaking debut project from a unique artist with a universal message – ‘disconnect to reconnect’. And in a world of instant access and information overload, SOKOL has done something truly revolutionary – crowd-funded the video for the soundtrack of Contact entirely offline.

Without even a whiff of the internet. Wearing a t-shirt proclaiming, Fight the disconnect: Every Dollar Counts!, he took to the streets and individually approached 300 people armed with a piggy bank. Then, fuelled by the kindness of strangers, embarked on a four-day trek to Mongolia’s Altai Mountains to film. But why Mongolia? SOKOL wanted to find a place on this planet so different and unfamiliar to our everyday lives, yet utterly authentic. ‘It’s a retour à la nature!’ SOKOL explains. ‘In a fast-paced world like the one we live in, where technology is controlling our lives, it is easy to get out of touch with yourself and everything and everybody around you.

The result is soaring, cinematic, spiritual, honest. ‘I wanted to make something very, very special, and living with the nomadic tribe in the Mongolian desert was the most authentic and real experience to make this music video,’ SOKOL adds. ‘It’s about contact.’

A singer, composer, writer, producer, director and good egg, SOKOL means ‘falcon’ in Czech. His studies in sociology and media have also deeply affected his work and helped create a vision that is universally vital yet deeply personal.

Contact will be accompanied by what SOKOL calls ‘Contact Notes’, a series of short conceptual videos produced across the globe, each carrying messages of social connection. He hopes to inspire people to break free and Contact with the people, landscape and cities around them. ‘Disconnect to reconnect’ is a brave, trans-cultural message that sets him apart from your common artist.

The soundtrack for Contact was recorded at Tileyard Studios in London’s King’s Cross alongside producer Tom Fuller.

Keep up to date and connect with SOKOL using the following links:

www.sokolmusic.com

Twitter: @sokol_music

Instagram: sokolmusic

Facebook: sokolmusicofficial

Soundcloud: sokolmusicofficial

iTunes: SOKOL

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About The Author

::: RenownedForSound.com's Editor and Founder - Interviewing and reviewing the best in new music and globally recognized artists is his passion. Over the years he has been lucky enough to review thousands of music releases and concerts and interview artists ranging from top selling superstars like 27-time Grammy Award winner Alison Krauss, Boyz II Men, Roxette, Cyndi Lauper, Lisa Loeb and iconic Eagles front man/songwriter, Glenn Frey through to more recent successes including Newton Faulkner, Janelle Monae and Caro Emerald. Brendon manages and coordinates the amazing team of writers on RenownedForSound.com who are based in the UK, the U.S and Australia.

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