MusicSoraia Premieres New Single, ‘Wretch Like Me,’ Companion Video

Soraia Premieres New Single, ‘Wretch Like Me,’ Companion Video


July 14 — Soraia premiered its latest single and video over the weekend.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Wretch Like Me‘ and its companion lyric video Friday. The premiere of the new single and its video came more than a month after the band premiered its then latest single, ‘Every Motion‘ and its companion lyric video.

The musical arrangement featured in the band’s latest single continues to show the influence of Joan Jett and the Black Hearts, whose name sake vocalist has called Soraia, “an extraordinary, exciting, and sure to make waves band who I love and admire.” At the same time, the song’s arrangement also boasts its own unique identity in its garage rock approach.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the news release announcing the premiere of the new song and video. The lyrics provided in the song’s lyric video hint at the theme being a commentary about the hypocrisy of the religious institutions of the world and of fake people in general. That is just this critic’s own interpretation.

The lyric video in question presents the song’s lyrics over a backdrop of what looks like flowing liquid on a brown color filter. The lyrics are presented in a font that is meant to look like they were scribbled by hand in pencil.

Audiences can hear the band’s new single and other recently released singles during its performances in its current tour, which launched July 1 in Garwood, NJ. The tour’s next scheduled stop is July 16 in Los Angeles, CA.

The tour’s current schedule is noted below:

Upcoming Tour Dates:

JUL 16 @ Permanent Records: Los Angeles, CA (with Harlis Sweetwater)

JUL 20 @ Pourhouse: Oceanside, CA

JUL 21 @ Winter’s Tavern: Pacifica, CA

JUL 22 @ Rock N’ Roll Flea Market: Alameda, CA

JUL 28 @ 37th Annual Upper Merion Concerts Under The Stars: King of Prussia, PA (support for Tommy Conwell and The Houserockers)

AUG 4 @ Musikfest (acoustic set on Lagerplatz Stage): Bethlehem, PA

AUG 08 @ Musikfest (Zinzenplatz Stage):

Bethlehem, PA

SEP 16 @ West Reading Fall Festival

West Reading, PA

SEP 27 @ Twang: Stockholm, Sweden (acoustic show)

SEP 28 @ Melodybox:

Hägersten, Sweden (w/ Diamond Dogs)

OCT 04 @ Katalin: Uppsala, Sweden (w/ Diamond Dogs)

OCT 06 @ Malmö Medley: Malmö, Sweden (w/ Diamond Dogs)

OCT 07 @ Biljardkompaniet: Kristianstad, Sweden

(w/ Diamond Dogs)

OCT 13 @ The Eighth Room: Nashville, TN

(w/ The Idiot Kids)

OCT 14 @ Punk Rock Night: The Melody Inn, Indianapolis, IN (w/ The Idiot Kids)

NOV 03 @ Milkboy: Philadelphia, PA (w/ Killer Kin)

NOV 04 @ Berlin Under A: New York City, NY

(w/ Diamond Dogs)

NOV 05: Hangar on The Hudson, Troy, NY

(w/ Diamond Dogs)

NOV 08 @ Tellus 360: Lancaster, PA (w/ Diamond Dogs)

NOV 09 @ Cellar on Treadwell: Hamden, CT (w/ Killer Kin, Diamond Dogs)

NOV 10 @ The Burren – Somerville, MA (w/ Diamond Dogs)

NOV 11 @ Geno’s: Portland, ME (w/ Diamond Dogs)

More information on Soraia’s new single, lyric video and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: