Pop artist SONNY, a former member of Nick Cannon’s group 4Count, has gone solo, releasing his debut album, “International,” which is sure to be a favorite among pop lovers and those who like good music in general. It’s nice to listen to an album that doesn’t have a bad cut on it, and indeed “International” fits that bill, which is quite rare. Every song is danceable, and makes you want to get on the dance floor and party until the CD is over. SONNY reminds me a bit of Justin Timberlake with his vocal style, and his voice is definitely one that listeners will enjoy. Hot beats, great hooks, and solid vocal performances that are just right for the music are the hallmark of “International,” and if this album doesn’t make you tap your foot, bob your head, or at least put you in better mood, then you’d better check your pulse because you just might be in trouble. Not to mention, he has the chops for a great ballad, which I hope we’ll hear from him soon.
The native Danish artist who has been a part the entertainment industry since childhood and now resides in Hollywood/Los Angeles, co-wrote the album with close friend and musical partner Thomas Lumpkins (aka Tommy Parker), who has received critical acclaim for his work with Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, and J Lo. While SONNY has released the first video for the CD, Bad Girl, and displays a few of his moves here as he has on Dancing With The Stars and America’s Got Talent, I’m looking forward to future videos where he showcases his dancing talents even more.
The bottom line is that “International” is a CD that’s worth purchasing, and all of the tracks are airplay quality. Do yourself a favor and listen to this young gift to the world of music. I’ll be keeping my eyes (and ears) on SONNY as he continues to develop in his career.