From his single ‘Lead Me On’ (read our review) to ‘Behave’ (read our review), The Other Side Reviews have been following US-based Soheill closely. Merging elements of indie-rock, alternative rock and synth-pop, this singer-songwriter shows his eclectic side in his music. Over the past few years, Soheill has moved from his rock roots to a more experimental approach becoming “…enthralled by the use of synthesisers and drum programming in his production to echo his lyrical and melodic interpretations.” The latest addition to Soheill’s well-received discography is the single ‘The Doorway’.
Featured on blogs like Buzz Music, Find No Enemy, Sonic Hits and various online radios/playlists, we are not the only one to sing Soheill’s praises but we’re going to anyway. Following his track his hard-hitting rock meets metal track ‘Attic’, Soheill adopts a post-punk-influenced sound in ‘The Doorway’. A ballad of sorts, ‘The Doorway’ has a simplistic quality with a dominant acoustic guitar throughout. Yet, as in Soheill’s style, there is an incorporation of synths in the track finding a balance between organic and synthetic in the melancholic melody.
Penned during Covid-19 quarantine in 2020, ‘The Doorway’ is an introspective and sincere representation of human fragility. Layering tender lyricism with powerful melodies, ‘The Doorway’ has a heartfelt stripped-back sentiment connecting with listeners during this trying time. Moreover, Soheill’s hushed vocals add a haunting quality to the song truly reaching into a person’s soul with his sensitive nature. Anthemic, otherworldly and uniquely intoxicating, ‘The Doorway’ will send shivers down your spine.
In addition to the single, Soheill released an official music video for ‘The Doorway’. You can view the video below or on Soheill’s YouTube Channel. Please note that this video has strobe-like lighting effects that can trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy.