Philadelphia’s Iconic Musical Band Soraia Return with their new single "Bang them Bones"

Soraia Releases New Single “Bang Them Bones”

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Soraia is a Philadelphia-based alternative rock n' roll / post-grunge musical band that has been influential in the culture with their extensive accolades, aggression, and melodies influenced by a variety of '70s-'90s acts such as L7, Concrete Blonde, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, among others. The band's name, Soraia, is based on Mansour's first name and translates to, "bright guiding star" in Arabic. Soraia has crafted a unique and captivating musical style with an incredible roster. Fronted by the dynamic and powerhouse lead vocalist ZouZou Mansour. One of their major achievements was the release of their collaborative effort titled In the Valley of Love and Guns, (released on February 16, 2013). The project was co-written by industry heavyweights Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon, and fellow bandmate Travis Smith. Jon Bon Jovi met the band in 2012 after scouting for EMI Records. Since then, the band has released several singles and albums all of which received praise from media outlets such as NPR (National Public Radio), Rolling Stone Magazine, Philadelphia Weekly, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Joan Jett gave the band the cover sticker quote for their last studio album, Bloom (2022), stating ”Soraia is an extraordinary, exciting, and ‘sure to make waves’ band who I love and admire." Their recent single “Black Magic Woman” released on September 15, 2023, is a soulful and darkened cover of Carlos Santana’s rendition.

“Bang Them Bones”

Soraia released their highly anticipated new single, "Bang them Bones" on March 1st, 2024 under the label Wicked Cool Records ( founded by Steven Van Zandt in 2005)Sören Karlsson (sulo), the lead singer of the Swedish rock band The Diamond Dogs, penned the single. “Bang Them Bones” has recently found its place on the esteemed "New In Rock" playlist on Apple Music. Lead Vocalist ZouZou Mansor shared, "We love recording while we're touring in Sweden--and have done so every time we go. It always feels like we're just a little more 'beat up' mid-way through our tours there, so it's a good time to get some honest representation of ourselves recorded. This one was another song written by Sulo (Sören Karlsson, frontman of Swedish rock band The Diamond Dogs). We immediately love how it reminded us of a 60s/70s rock anthem. The title can be interpreted in so many ways, too--which we love writing our own songs in that style, and often, Sulo's style complements our songwriting in that way. This time, we recorded in a new-to-us recording studio--which keeps things fresh and fun for us."

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