Sojourner: One who resides temporarily in a place. A foreigner.
Sojourner is a 4 piece Alternative band from Eugene/Springfield. They bring catchy melodies and introspective lyrics to the stage with a blend of youthful naivety and punk rock energy.
Formed in 2013, the band has shared the stage with a myriad of different bands with wildly differing genres and styles, captivating their fans all the same, whether they be metalheads, indie kids, Hip-hop enthusiasts, or otherwise.
This range of reach has taken them on their own DIY tours up and down Oregon, Washington, and California playing in every kind of venue possible from clubs, churches, bars, outdoor amphitheaters, and festivals.
Their newest release Real Life takes off with spirited early 2000's guitar riffs and fast, catchy lines that are more than likely to get stuck in your head. Topics include changes in life, introverts, stagnation, and the future. "To me, Real Life is about standing at the top of a hill and thinking, now what? You can see where you've come from, and below you there's a whole valley of possible routes to take, but birds-eye views are only so accurate, and who knows what the path looks like up-close."
Their last EP Wanderer was released in July 2016 and is a collection of five songs with lyrics that explore questions of doubt and purpose alongside anthemic, hard hitting instrumentation. Songwriter Christian Brown, lead vocalist and guitarist, said about the album, "Wanderer was written to myself, for myself. It happened at a time in my life where the most solid beliefs I had were suddenly all in question and I was ready to abandon it all and change how I lived my life completely. I spent a lot of time in a dark place in my mind and was afraid to even voice out loud what was going on in my head to anyone. Luckily for me, that's where songwriting has it's advantages, and as I wrote out the things I was too afraid to admit I questioned, the music helped me work through these things and come out the other side of the tunnel. What I ended up with were songs that spouted a true joy and hope that I now believe are only possible under the refinement of scrutiny and doubt with the fire of honesty and hope."