Star Apps: SoMo
SoMo, aka Joseph Somers-Morales, became a YouTube sensation covering Chris Brown and Drake. Then he became a chart sensation (No. 1 on iTunes, No. 6 on Billboard) with the release of his self-penned, self-titled debut album. Now he wants to write hits for others. I chatted with SoMo about the baby makers, his dirty thoughts in the studio, and the app that makes him feel close to his writing partners.
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When did you discover that you could sing? I knew my whole life. My dad’s a musician, so I grew up around it. It wasn’t really ever did I want to sing, or did I get pushed to sing? It’s just what I did.
Were you the kid that was always asked to sing at family events? Oh yeah, even when they wouldn’t ask, I would still sing. I think I have some old videos of me just singing different songs like “Wheels on the Bus” when I was a baby. Ever since I can remember, I would just sing, and people would say, “Oh, you’re a good singer.” But I never thought of it as much more than a hobby — and then it became a career.
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