Sonofdov - Fangs [EP]
Big Takeover: Premiere
“absolutely beautiful, dream-like songs.” – New Jersey Stage
“masters the art of composing ballads that transport us and pierce us” – Ziklibrenbib
“Singer-songwriter Dennis King, AKA Sonofdov, has a way of conveying universal feelings of yearning, sadness, joy and searching for that something, that drives all of us” – You Don’t Know Jersey
“creative arrangements and haunting lyrics that build into something as
heartbreaking as it is uplifting”. – Ear To The Ground
Not afraid to dive deep, New Jersey singer-songwriter Dennis King AKA SONOFDOV, releases his most personal set of songs to date.
Fangs, a sparse mini series of lost innocence (Fangs, Boy on Fire), tangled relationships (Torchbearer) and psychotherapy (The Arsonist, Carbon and Gold) become illuminated by King’s idiosyncratic playing style and alt-folk songwriting. Written and recorded this past winter, Fangs, is SONOFDOV’S third release on Mint 400 Records. Unlike his first release, Towers (2019), there’s no longer isolation controlling the narrative or conflicts getting in the way as in the follow up EP, Battle Lines (2020). This time around, Fangs reveals a songwriter reflecting on his shortcomings, but with a sense of sardonic humor, a touch of honesty and memorable melody lines to accompany you on your next road trip.
Dennis King of Sonodov on the Fangs EP:
“When the urge to write again finally came, I was able to complete a thought without the self-loathing ache that usually follows. Some of the songs were spurred on by subconscious rants scribbled on pieces of paper while others came in melodic waves driving around. Themes of lost innocence and acceptance can be heard throughout the EP, so while thinking about the image and artwork, I turned to my artist daughter, Olivia King. I really love the whimsy simplicity and the two contrasting emotions.”