Resident in Downtown Los Angeles had a special treat Tuesday night. Sonia Kreitzer, known by project name Doe Paoro opened up for headliner Dark Rooms.
The 33-year-old Syracuse-native brought her stunningly refreshing music to the intimate stage for a very special set. At first, the gorgeous musician takes the stage and you have a spitting image of a young Stevie Nicks, complete with the stylistic 70’s velvety and flowing attire. But what Doe Paoro brings is completely unique. She serves up a fresh sound compiled with strong elements of moody R&B and soul.
What hooks me on this artist is her amazingly sophisticated voice. She sings these smooth melodies that just uncomparably grab my attention. She effortlessly made eye contact with practically every attendee – connecting with them through her glowingly, piercing eyes and devilish grin that spreads across her whole face.
Before performing her latest single “Guilty”, Kreitzer explained the meaning which is absolutely her ‘Me Too’ ballad written from two years ago before the important hashtag began, and she hopes to bring even more light and acceptance on the gritty subject. Like I previously stated, her set was very special. Just about through with her time, she casually called up Anti-Records label mate, Son Little to perform their song “Shadows”. Truly an incredible performance, as he is such a great musician as well. I don’t know what else I could say other than I am completely enthralled by this artist and I think you should be too!
Photos: Danielle Gornbein