Thank you New Age Notes Radio Music Awards, Dyan Garris, and the judges for including my album Return of the Soul and my single StarLight in the award nominations! I’m delighted, grateful, and deeply honored.
NEW – StarLight © – Christmas Holiday song is now live on all major streaming platforms!
StarLight, a new Christmas Holiday song inspired by the love, hope and peace this season brings, is now available on all major streaming platforms, including Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube, Amazon Music, Facebook, Deezer, Tidal and others around the world! It’s a soothing instrumental with the happy sound of bells—joyful for adults and children.
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Enjoy this beautiful playlist from One World Music Radio – Christmas Playlist 2022 #1. Giving gratitude that StarLight is included (at 44:59) with such beautiful songs and artists on such a wonderful station.
Sonya always loved Christmas and Holiday songs and was inspired to write StarLight (and design the artwork) to echo the power, grace and stillness the Star of Bethlehem must have inspired that night. She would love for listeners to feel that same stillness and peace when listening to StarLight and when looking at the artwork.
REVIEWS “It is nice to listen to a piece of music that is clearly meant for the festive season, one that is not yet another version of a well-known carol. Sonya Haramis and her brand new single Starlight is a delicate composition, the bells really do ring out on this, a piece that has the feel of a music box lullaby to it. Starlight by Sonya Haramis is a simple, stylish release, full of simplistic beauty that is not easy to create; the repeating motifs give it an almost mesmeric quality that you just want to listen to again and again. I am sure this will be very well received and one that should do well in the charts too.” – Chrissie Sheppard, One World Music Radio / Steve Sheppard Music Reviews
Starlight is a lovely, tinkling little single especially created for Christmas by Sonya Haramis. The sound of bells carefully tapped, backed with a melodious drone has what could be considered as a sense of clarity and stillness embedded throughout the short piece. Various little moments tantalise the mind, hinting of a melody of Christmas tunes well beloved, but never actually forming into a complete tune, which is in so many ways charming. Different and reminding one of the many layers of Christmas, Starlight reaches out through the medium of music to create, bind together, gather memories, deliver enchantment and offer peaceful, joyful moments. Haramis has captured a little or a lot of Christmas in this elegant composition which will truly delight. – Janet Mawdesley, Bluewolf Reviews
NEW – Return of the Soul © Album
Return of the Soul, Sonya Haramis’ debut album of beautiful New Age music, is now available on all major streaming platforms, including Pandora, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube, Amazon Music, Facebook, Deezer, Tidal and others around the world. CDs are available from Amazon, New Leaf Distributing, and CD Baby. Distributed through CD Baby and registered with BMI. For sync and licensing of music contact Sonya Haramis.
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Every piece of this creation — including the exquisite rose who gifted us with her presence for the album cover, and the love poured into this music — is meant as a source of joy for all of us.
Remember who you are. Remember where you came from. Return of the Soul.
The Global Music Awards honored Return of the Soul, the debut album of New Age music by Sonya Haramis, M.Ed., as a Bronze Medal Winner!
According to the Global Music Awards, they are “… a top-tier international music competition that honors talented musicians around the world. It is a showcase for musical gems and unique voices. Global Music Awards is the music industry’s golden seal of approval, a stamp of credibility for gifted musicians.”
We are delighted and grateful to be included with such an incredible group of talented artists from around the world, and to be honored and supported by such a wonderful award. Thank you Global Music Awards so much and congratulations to all honorees!
Return of the Soul, the debut album of New Age Music from award-winning author Sonya Haramis, M.Ed., placed in the Top Ten on the New Age Notes Radio Music Chart for September 2022.
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“Sonya’s music carries a promise of a new budding talent with soothing and relaxing soundscapes.” – Aeoliah
“The title track Return of the Soul begins with warm waves of sound that roll along producing a solid foundation. A pulsating track appears to give the music body. The buoyant tempo is like a rapid heartbeat. This tune starts the mesmerization of the listener…Haramis’ music floats along taking you with it on a calm sea of sound…a very ethereal motif allows for quiet contemplation as the waves wash over you …The harp-like tones produced a peaceful, calm atmosphere and had the innocence of a child’s dream….With what sounds like a little chickadee on her shoulder, Haramis renders the tune as if standing in a clearing inside a forest and just lets the clouds waltz for her. Her music comes from within and is translated into musical notes.”
– RJ Lannan, Artisan Music Reviews
“…a rose signifies many different things. Here, in Sonya Haramis’ debut New Age album, it is about a blossoming, an awakening, an opening, and a return to yourself and to oneness. How beautiful then, for album art to be as gorgeous as is this music…all very soothing and serene and all done on a lovely synth. I would call it “classic / traditional New Age.” … “Celestial Light Body” … Tranquility abounds in this traditional “New Age” piece which feels very peaceful and full of light. “Celestial Divine Mind” is a continuation of the peaceful calm that one can literally feel seeping deeply into their soul. This one brings you into a state of harmony and oneness right from the start. We can feel the expansion and “blossoming” as well. Very nicely done. Angelic in tone and feel, with pretty nature sounds throughout, “Celestial Winged Spirit” brings us effortlessly into alignment with the higher realms…The very soft rain and bird sounds in “Raining Feather” continue to ease and coax the soul into a state of lovely bliss and create a space for comfort and healing. “Dancing Clouds” is a lovely, peaceful continuation of this where one can just completely relax… “Radiant Pulse,” which with its underlying heartbeat rhythm and soft, sweet synth, succeeds in bringing us full circle back to the oneness that we are. Brimming with love, you will want to get the whole thing for the full relaxation experience, not just one song.” – Dyan Garris, EP Review by New Age CD and New Age Notes Radio Staff
“…a serene collection of angelic instrumental music…Eloquent, meditative, placid, peaceful, restful, Return of the Soul is especially and unreservedly recommended for personal, community, college, and university library Contemporary Ambient CD Music collections.”
-Midwest Book Review