New York City singer, songwriter, and producer sombr has released his new single. “would’ve been you” via Warner Records. The track also arrives alongside the announcement of select tour dates for January 2024. Full routing and ticket information can be found below.
He initially posted a snippet of the song on TikTok, where fans have latched on with creates growing by the day. On the track, dreamy guitar transmissions echo as his vocals transfix. The chorus crescendos as he confesses, “If anyone could’ve saved me, it would’ve been you.” It illuminates his seamless alchemy of multi-layered production and sticky songcraft.
“would’ve been you” lands in the wake of his debut, in another life EP. Co-produced by sombr and Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Boygenius, Lorde) at Sound City Studios, the eight-track body of work exists at a nexus between stark introspection, cathartic delivery, off-kilter instrumentation, and grainy soundscape architecture, showcasing both the nuances and breadth of the emotional maverick’s vibrant and visceral vision.
He initially set the stage for the EP with “my house is warm” earlier this year. The rising singer, songwriter and producer has notably been heralded by Consequence of Sound who stated, “sombr’s profile seems poised to continue to grow as he lulls fans with his sweetly sung lo-fi tunes.”
Surrounded by music since childhood, sombr has gleaned inspiration from his days at legendary public performing arts school LaGuardia High, a fascination with classical music, and countless nights writing and recording out of a bedroom studio in his childhood home in the Lower East Side of New York City. He notably introduced himself with a series of independent fan favorite singles before breakout track “Caroline” cracked 25 million-plus streams on Spotify alone.
Monday, January 22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccan Lounge
Wednesday, January 24 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
Tuesday, January 30 – New York, NY – Baby’s All Right