Having spent the last year developing her sound, emerging singer and songwriter Sophia is now beginning a new chapter in her career as she unveils her latest single 'Skin'.
Channeling a warm and inviting pop aesthetic throughout, 'Skin' sees her return with a wonderfully bright and uplifting effort. Filled with subtle tones, glimmering production, and her own instantly identifiable vocals at the helm, this new release looks set to swoon and serenade in equal measure throughout.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with her to find out more about her background and what has inspired her most over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
I think it would have to be guitar, I thought they were so cool (still do), I then went onto have guitar lessons in school, I was never that good as I have such small hands but I loved everything about it.
What has been the most prominent inspiration behind your music so far?
Singing has always been something that has brought me such happiness, I genuinely love to sing. Listening to my favorite artist growing up id relate it to my own life and then get fixated on certain songs. So hearing them tell stories through music is something that was a huge inspiration to me.
What kind of music did you love as a teenager?
When I was a teenager I was a sucker for a girlband, the Sugababes and Girls Aloud soundtracked my life as a 13 year old, I wanted to be in the band! I was desperate to be Pixie Lott or Taylor Swift! But in my later teens I loved a massive range; Ben Howard, Chapel Club, Ashley Chambliss, Daughter, Kate Nash, Corrine Bailey Rae, 1975’s.. I think I could list them forever!
What do you find is the best environment to find inspiration for your music?
I love listening to music in the car driving by myself, really singing along and getting into it, then I always feel like I want to go straight home and write loads of music. If there is something massive playing on my mind, for me it's way easier to right down in a song then speak to someone about it!
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
I love finding new artists all the time. It's amazing, I discovered Easy Life the other week and I can't stop listening to their stuff. Some of my favourites at the moment are Clario, Maisie Peters, King Princess, Rex Orange County, Holly Humberstone ahh so many! Then there are my firm favourites i will always have on repeat no matter what.
How many of your songs have you written about people you wish you’d rather forget?
Hmmm hard question, I don’t think I'd want to forget them as then I would never be able to write music about them. I guess memories are there to be remembered and you will normally have learnt something from it in the end, good or bad.
What has been the funniest moment in your career so far?
I said on the radio that my dad was a shower singer, he has never let me live it down since! He texts me regularly about his album he's bringing out in the shower. Sorry John!
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
Wow really hard question, I'm going to go ahead and say it... Taylor Swift. No brainer!
If you weren’t a musician, what other path do you think you might have taken?
Hmm good question, when I was little I always wanted to be a teacher, writing on the whiteboard and taking the register seemed really fun to me, but I think I'd be rubbish at that now - maths GCSE still pending!
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
To always stay true to yourself, trust your journey and don’t compare yourself to others!
Sophia's new single 'Skin' is available to stream and download now. Watch the new video for it in the player below.