In these current times in popular music, it is rare to even hear a teenager actually sing anymore, with Autotune prevailing more than half the time. So it is astonishing, refreshing, and some may even say ‘old-school’ for someone like Alice Sungurov to come onto the scene and actually sing.
And sing she does, with a unique voice that is at once captivating and enlightening. But it is her story that is just as awe-inspiring. After being diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder at only four years of age, she overcame it and is now celebrating in a big way with the international release of her single ‘So Blind‘.
Based in Manhattan, 15-year-old Sungurov harkens back to an era that many consider one of the cornerstones to popular music – the 80s – often compared to artists like perennial favorite of the era, Cyndi Lauper. The talented singer/songwriter is right where she should be, however, and her sound is sure to stand out despite the onslaught of pop music dominating the scene today.
Listen to the official song here and let us know what you think:
additional reporting: A. Neff King