Soma Star

Soma Star

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JUST NAMED ONE OF MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE'S TOP 100 HOT UNSIGNED BANDS OF 2008! Soma Star is a female-fronted ROCK band with a huge "wall of guitar" sound and extra hook-y melodies that pervade both their hard-edged rock tunes and their lush, slower tunes.

Biography

After a decade of singing backup in others' bands, Lisa Zarov decided to follow her own muse. So she took a hiatus from performing, taught herself to play guitar and honed her craft as a songwriter. In 2004, she worked with producer Chuck Gladfelter (Dovetail Joint, Ivory Wire) and put out her first EP of original music, ‘Walk-In'. She then began recruiting local veteran musicians to support her debut. Somewhere along the road of rehearsing and collaborating with these musicians, Soma Star was born. Soma Star is very active in the Chicago music scene, having played some of the best rooms in Chicago, including Martyrs, Elbo Room, SubTerranean, Beat Kitchen and Wise Fools Pub.

Soma Star's vibe ranges from lush and ethereal, to aggressive and hard driving. What remains constant are unique and evocative melodies set against a huge 'wall-of-guitar' sound that has become the band's signature. Their songs have been described as infectious, emotional, and easy to get stuck in your head...but in a good way.

Lyrics

Awake

Written By: Lisa Zarov/Patrick Barrett

Awake

V1
Alone on a lost day
No more time to light my way
I needed to meet you
Knew what it was time to do

V2
Peace of mind, solid plans
Dead-set eyes, stronger hands
I'll stay with you
I should love someone like you

Ch1
How can I hold on? How was I so wrong?
I was so good at lies, but now that I'm awake....

V3
Awake for the first time
I'm out of my mind
Don't just touch me
It's not that easy

Ch2
How can I hold on? How was I so wrong?
I was so good at lies
You'll never know how I tried

Bridge
Closed my eyes until it came
Now that I know, we'll never look the same
Closed my eyes until it came
Now that I know, we'll never look the same

Repeat Ch2

Outro
Closed my eyes until it came
Closed my eyes until it came
Closed my eyed until it came
(awake for the first time)
Closed my eyes until it came
(awake for the first time)

Like Wire

Written By: Lisa Zarov

LIKE WIRE

I was wrapped up tight like wire
Not exposed, uninspired
I let you open me, unwind and move me
You let me breathe with you in time

Trace your hands for cuts and lines
Imprints I try to memorize
Feel your weight, half-closed eyes
Let me give to you this time

CH
I could do it with you, I could do it with you - no-one else could make me
I could do it with you, I could do it with you - no-one else could take me down
I could do it with you - do it with you

Wanna build us both a place
Where we can stay outside
Lie with you in the grass
While I figure out my life

CH
I could do it with you, I could do it with you - no-one else could make me
I could do it with you, I could do it with you - no-one else could take me down
I could do it with yo, I could do it with you - no-one else could make me
I could do it with you, do it with you

BR
We saw the sky that one time
You kissed me in broad daylight
We saw the sky

CH
I could do it with you I could do it with you - no-one else could make me
I could do it with you I could do it with you - no-one else could take me down
I could do it with you - no-one else could take me down

I was wrapped up tight like wire

Discography

5-Song EP - Awake - produced and recorded by Steven Gillis at Transient Sound, mastered by Trevor Sadler at Mastermind Productions (released October, 2007).

Set List

Our typical 45 minute set usually consists of 8 original tunes and a cover tune. Our cover tunes tend to be lesser known or obscure. Some examples are Mojo Pin by Jeff Buckley and Up To The Roof by Blue Man Group.