New York native, Doe Paoro, is the stage name of Sonia Kreitzer who is now based in Los Angeles and making waves with her latest single, “Second Door.” Her last album, After (on Anti- Records), was produced by Bon Iver’s BJ Burton and blends synth-pop with R&B soul making her music stand out above the rest. During her last residency night at the Hotel Café, Paoro came to the stage ready to give the fans something special and memorable they would not soon forget.
The songstress has been compared to Carole King on the track “Regret,” Fiona Apple on “Cruelty In Nature” and St. Vincent on “Body Games.” Her stripped down version of her music captivated the crowd as she delighted the fans with hits from her past, present and future. Her track “The Wind” was written in 2013 during Hurricane Sandy and was a song about her experience with a friend waiting for the storm to arrive on shore. Her friend wrote the melody and soon pushed her forward like a magnet as she had a connection towards something so powerful and devastating.
Paoro’s vocals were spectacular as she kept turning the dial on the variety of genres she poured her soul out during her set as she capitalized on the backing band that sounded like an alter ego to Paoro’s established music. The intimacy and heart-breaking music was brutally honest and camefrom a place very few people have the courage to sing about. Named as one of NPR and Stereogum’s artists to watch, Doe Paoro is definitely someone to look out for and witness in person. Doe Paoro’s latest music video is out now on with an upcoming album and tour to follow soon.