SOL

New album #TheHeadspaceTraveler now at bit.ly/thtitunes! National tour dates at www.solsays.com | Booking: info@solsays.com

Sol has always been one to take the road less traveled — whether that’s declining to adopt an alter ego through a rapper alias or hitting pause on a burgeoning music career to travel the globe for 10 months. On The Headspace Traveler (out March 4th on his own label) he continues to chart his own course, mining his experience in all its complexity for an album that is both personal and universal.

After returning home to Seattle from his travels, he experienced fits and starts attempting to write the follow-up to his 2012 breakthrough, Yours Truly. But trying to replicate the same creative process after a transformative experience didn’t work. It wasn’t until he allowed himself to sit and process what he had been through — and was continuing to go through — that the album took form.

"The Headspace Traveler is the result of me diving deep into my mind in order to write what I needed to write on the most personal, fundamental level,” he explains. "As individuals and especially as artists many of the obstacles we face are inside our own head, and for me the battle carries out on record.

"There is something divine about making art, so naturally as artists we have look to a higher power, but with that higher power we also have to confront all of our flaws and darkest thoughts in the process,” he continues. “This dichotomy is what sent me so deep into my head. This album is the result of that journey."

Sol first captured an audience in 2012 with his Dear Friends EP trilogy. Following shortly after, he independently released the full-length album, Yours Truly, which quickly hit #1 in the U.S. and #4 worldwide on the iTunes Hip-Hop charts. Then, at what seemed to be a decisive moment in his career, Sol did the unexpected; he left.

As a cum laude graduate of the University of Washington, Sol was offered the prestigious Bonderman Honors Travel Fellowship as he simultaneously was receiving offers from record labels. Ultimately, he chose to keep blazing his own trail and embarked on the 10-month journey across the globe. While traveling, his music continued to flow as his new experiences only added to his already global perspective. Sol’s journey and his new inspiration deeply influenced his next project, the Eyes Open EP, which debuted in the Top 10 on the global iTunes Hip-Hop charts.

Just as Sol’s influences have expanded beyond music so have his aspirations. Whether it be through performing at major festivals such as Sasquatch!, Bumbershoot and the Capitol Hill Block Party; touring with artists including G-Eazy, Iamsu!, the Blue Scholars, Zion-I and Grieves; public speaking; or organizing and playing benefit concerts he naturally finds ways to connect with people.

Seattle's Prince.

Hello from Les Abricots, Haiti! Back at my aunt's schools that we raised money to help rebuild after Hurricane Matthew. Internet is hard to get here so I will touch base with more updates when I get back to Port-au-Prince. Sending love from the homeland 🇭🇹

Marathons

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NW! I am giving away a pair of tickets to my performance at Marymoor Park for Rootfire on 7/29 to one person who "shares" this post on Facebook. Announcing winner next week...

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soundcloud.com This song is for anyone yet to reach their destination... Written by Sol Produced by Teal Douville, Nima Skeemz, and Elan Wright Additional vocals by Paris Alexa Piano by Fred Kron Recorded at Teal'

Sold out Boise and more importantly had an unforgettable night doing what I love. Beyond blessed to share this music shit with y'all. To everyone that didn't get in I'll be back asap!

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Marathons + Spring merch dropping at 5pm PST today! 👀

100,000+ streams in a week! Thank you to everyone listening to #Marathons. Your love and connection to the music is why I create. Stream/Download #Marathons now if you haven’t already. Link in bio

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Sol - Marathons (VERY Official Lyric Video)
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The Headspace Traveler -- Available Now

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