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Soran

Born on the south shore of Montreal from a Japanese mother and a French father, Soran grew up surrounded by his dad's musical instruments. He experimented with them, even though his father didn't accompany him during this learning process. At age four, Soran played drums, but his brother refused to join him on bass, so he abandoned music for the first time. After a few years playing percussions in high school, he once again moved on in order to focus on visual arts.

At the time, he stopped actively listening to music, satisfied to eavesdrop on whatever happened around him. During a trip to New York, he bought a guitar from a homeless person and rediscovered the pleasure of playing right away. Music came back into his life with a pure dose of inspiration. He recorded a fifteen-second video in his bedroom that received hundreds of reactions on social media, much to his surprise. Several other videos followed -- often outstanding covers of songs he'd heard only once, and then recreated in his own style. In order to remain humble in the face of this exponential online success, he would perform anonymously in the metro. This is where La Voix noticed him, in 2015. A few months later, all four of the TV show's coaches were drawn to his reggae version of Hotel California.

Much fonder of playing music than listening to it, Soran returned to songwriting with his unique touch on catchy pop compositions that make people want to dance and sing along. Before committing to one of the labels that offered him a record deal, Soran decided to play guitar in the metro again. He also traveled across the province to give a series of self-produced concerts, just for the fun of playing and sharing his music on stage. In the autumn of 2016, Audiogram announced the young sensation's signature, who released a first single: I Wish.
Over fifty shows followed, all across his home province, notably as an opening act for established artists Geoffroy, Bobby Bazini, Gabrielle Shonk, Aliocha and Alex Nevsky.

In the fall of 2018 Soran presented a first EP of six original songs on which he plays all the instruments and co-produced with Connor Seidel (Matt Holubowski, Elliot Maginot, Charlotte Cardin). Since its sold-out record launches in Montreal and Quebec City, the EP's songs have garnered over 10 million streams around the world.

Despite his increasingly busy tour life, the young sensation continues to record content to share with its audience on social networks, where it all began. With 120,000 subscribers on YouTube and 100,000 on Instagram, expectations are high but Soran never ceases to amaze.