Success in music is damn near impossible without determination—a trait that singer-songwriter Snoh Aalegra has plenty of. The Swede turned Los Angeleno already boasts an impressive resume, and this is only the beginning. With the release of her project titled Don't Explain, this is a whole new era for this rising star. Snoh will never fall. Aalegra was born and raised in Sweden, the product of Persian parents and a multi-lingual household. Sweden's backdrop surrounded Snoh on train rides to Stockholm, as she slowly gather fodder for her budding music career. "I have a song called "Paradise" on my first EP that kind of describes those train trips every day going to school, dreaming a way of pursuing music. Her warm Persian upbringing was the ideal contrast, as Snoh had a rich culture at home, while accenting her palate with Soul music from the States including Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Nina Simone, and James Brown. Through family, Snoh was introduced to well-known producer No I.D., who immediately recognized her talent. She moved to the states and signed to his ARTium Music while working on her craft. She would ultimately ink a deal with Sony in 2014 that would bring awareness to the wunderkind , but it simply wasn't the right fit. Talent that big can neither be defined nor confined. The following year, Snoh released her breakout single, a track titled "Emotional," produced by Wu-Tang Clan legend the RZA and the greatest shape of what was to come from Snoh and her sound. After time to reflect (and plenty of soul searching), Snoh regrouped with a new blueprint for her sound and musical direction. After time to reflect on the stories she wanted to tell and musical direction she felt was in her DNA, she created Don't Explain, a project that truly epitomizes her. Don't call it a comeback. Don't Explain is best described as a "mini album," full of deep cuts that define one pivotal moment in Snoh Aalegra's life. "It's really all about one romance," she says of the work, punctuated with the highest of highs and lowest of lows that we can only endure when we're in love." I would call this cinematic soul," she says, since the most memorable love stories play out like a movie. Tracks like "Under The Influence" and "In Your River" are definitive moments on the work, while "Charlieville 9200" is purely autobiographical down to the moment. The Boi-1da produced track includes a smooth cameo from James Fauntleroy and is about one particular night in Snoh's life. "It's just a little cute story of a night that happened. It's all real," she explains. "I just remember it so strongly." While the brunt of the songs are very heartfelt and personal, theyre relatable on a number of levels, particularly "Home" in its ability to break down how the concept of home can be a number of things. Yet everybody needs one. About the inspiration for the song, she muses, "I was experiencing all these emotions that you were enhanced, and I just felt so much love and passion."While Don't Explain will surely lure in Snoh Aalegra fans of past and present, this is only the beginning, as studio sessions with the likes of John Mayer and of course No I.D. are merely an inkling of what the future may hold. When passion and purpose are in tune, there is no stopping true talent and Snoh has defied all odds to continue making her mark." What I really want is for people to just press play on my music and need no explanation of who I am," she says. Don't explain; just listen.