SINDOSI:22 RELEASE DYNAMIC EP “HOWTOSURVIVE”
THE EP MERGES THE DUOS ‘BE YOURSELF’ IDEOLOGIES WITH THEIR MUSICAL EAR TO GIVE A KILLER TRACKLIST
Sibling duo SINDOSI:22 have released their first-ever body of work, “howtosurvive,” showcasing their eclectic music style featuring a variety of genres with everything from lo-fi bedroom pop, R&B, hip-hop, and indie. The EP features five dynamic tracks that communicate their message and style and introduces their sound to a broader audience.
This producing and songwriting sibling duo consisting of members No. 20 and No. 21 are ready to continue building off the success of their debut single, “domythang,” which landed them on TIDAL’s K-Pop: Best of 2022 So Far on TIDAL and The TIDAL K-Pop 10. The key messages are in the track titles themselves:
- Sometimes being lazy is needed for our revival.
- Doing our thang regardless of others’ opinions.
- Swerving drama or negativity, not because of fear but your choice.
- Being your boss.
- Melting your day’s stress away with a drink.
‘ howtosurvive_____’ is a blueprint about survival on a struggling Earth, presented by SINDOSI:22. The five tracks on the EP all come with their vibe and give fans a diverse listening experience catered to all tastes.
The chord-heavy “Lazy” begins with a sunny spring afternoon vibe as both No. 20 and No. 21 speak about taking a break from their daily routines to embrace much-needed R&R.
Continuing with a similar thematic underlay, the second track and lead single, “domythang,” takes the notions of being “Lazy” to a new level. The two expand on lyrics that emphasize being yourself regardless of what others think. “You do you, and imma do me,” No. 20 and No. 21 croon.
The vocals are set atop an upbeat instrumental, where a blissful guitar riff interacts with lush pads and atmospheric keys. With ‘domythang,’ the duo is determined to remind the listeners that happiness is not to be obtained by mindless searching but by acknowledging the true you.
Arguably the brightest track off the project, “swerve,” is all about swerving drama and negativity. The confident vocals and bars — “f*ck you and your vibes like swerve, I don’t want no drama like swerve” — are met with an array of brass instrumentation and punchy percussion that bring a ting of old-school funk and disco into the mix, delivering a lo-fi pop banger that promises good times and even better vibes.
“boss” rounds out the fourth track and exemplifies the ideas incorporated into the first three tracks. No. 21 speaks on swerving bad vibes and doing his own thing, prioritizing his self-prescribed status as top dog.
No. 20 follows up to her brother’s bars with a bit of girl power, “b*tch, you know that’s how we got the sauce,” questioning her haters and solidifying her status as a “boss” in one breath. They promote these lyrics over a cushy future bass backdrop filled with dreamy synths and trap-tinged percussion.
The project’s final track, “hanzanhe,” translates to “let’s have a drink” in Korean. The downtempo tune is a brilliant mix of balladry and R&B, delivering heartfelt lyrics over lush instrument arrangements and cinematic synths, closing out in cinematic fashion with an ethereal string ensemble.
Their retro-futuristic Daft Punk-inspired helmets are the brother and sister duo’s signature look. Their music incorporates everything from lo-fi pop to hip-hop, connecting perfectly to the beautiful California sunset. As of late, the pair has experimented with their sound and creative direction. However, they keep their iconic helmet motif and play with the idea of illustrative concepts and Vocaloid assets in their newer songs.
Remixing tracks such as KATIE — “Thinkin’ Bout You” and offonoff — “dance 춤,” the duo get their feet wet in a new style and showcase their abilities outside of their traditional music. The two are capable of much success due to their talent and visions, which lead them on their current journey to success.
SINDOSI:22 is a Los Angeles-via-Seoul sibling producer and songwriting duo composed of members No. 20 and No. 21. Concealing their true identities behind retrofuturistic Daft Punk-inspired helmets, the brother and sister combo softly billow their velour voices atop upbeat, feel-good instrumental melodies.
SINDOSI:22’s music incorporates everything from lo-fi pop to hip-hop, often reminiscent of a mellow Los Angeles sunset. Not much has been revealed about the siblings outside their home planet and English-Korean bilingual lyrical ability, keeping their traits and identity under wraps.
Instead, the two characterize themselves as fluid personas capable of taking on any form. The siblings released their debut single, “domythang,” earlier this year, which led to inclusion on TIDAL’s K-Pop: Best of 2022 So Far playlist and its editorial list, The TIDAL K-Pop 10. T
The single is part of the duo’s forthcoming debut EP, Swerve, which will arrive alongside an official music video for “domythang” in early 2023.