Hey Sofi! So excited to be chatting with you! Can you tell us a little bit about you?
Thank you so much for this opportunity! I am a 17 year-old singer/songwriter from Metro Detroit! I started singing when I was nine years old and I was in a couple of small, local singing groups. At the age of 12, I started writing my own music. The first two songs I ever wrote were actually gifts to my two best friends. Shortly after that, I began working with my producer, Bryce Harding. Three years later, we released my first solo album titled LoveHate, which includes one of the first songs I wrote as a gift (Straight Shooting Girl)! Since then, we have been busy working on my second album WAR!
What artists do you look up to right now?
I always tell people I do not have a favorite artist because I appreciate how different artists are and the different things they can bring to the table. For as long as I can remember, I have always looked up to Amy Winehouse. While its extremely tragic what happened to her, she always wrote from her heart and wasn’t afraid to show the world what she was feeling through song. In addition, I look up to artists like Bruno Mars and Jenifer Lopez for their amazing work ethic.
You are gearing up for the release of your new single ”Ice Cream”! How excited are you to get this project out into the world?!?
This is the first single release of my new album WAR! I am super excited this fun, summer song is going to kick off the project we have been working on for so long. I can’t wait for the world to hear it!
Can you tell us about what this song means to you?
This song is an upbeat, fun, and carefree song about boys (LOL). However, I don’t want to dive into deep detail about my personal interpretation of the song. Music is a core part of most people’s lives and I believe one of the coolest things about music is the different reactions people can feel. I think it is important to let each individual listen to the music and figure out what my song means to them.
What do you hope your supporters will think of the new song?
I hope that everyone who listens to this new song can find a personal connection to the music and get excited for the rest of the record.
Any fun moments while creating the song?
My producer and I were able to create this song while in California for business. It was a cool experience to write and create in a different part of the country. It allowed us the opportunity to create something different than any other songs on the record.
Will there be a music video for “Ice Cream”? If so can you spill any details about it?
We are currently in the process of storyboarding the Ice Cream Music Video however, I can not share any details at this time! Just get ready for fun and lots of ice cream!
What does it feel like to perform your own music live in front of your supporters?
Performing in front of a live audience is one of my favorite things to do. In fact, I enjoy it more so than performing with an intimate crowd. I have practically grown up on the stage. I have been performing in musical theater since the age of 4. I have always felt very comfortable in front of a large crowd and under the lights! Performing my original music in front of a crowd is extraordinary.
How do you want your relationship to be with your supporters?
That’s a very interesting question! I want to have a very close relationship with my fans. I want them to feel like they are in on everything behind the scenes and can really see me for me.
What was the craziest fan encounter you have had?
One time after a show a fan came up to me and asked me to sign their chest…I thought it was very strange.
What social media platform do you use most to stay connected to your supporters?
My favorite way to stay connected to my fans is Instagram, @sofikofficial . I love the connection I have with my fans on this platform. It’s an easy way for me to stay in communication and stay connected!
Are there any other projects in the works you can tell us about?
We have several singles and videos releasing throughout the fall and the album release falling shortly behind that! Can’t spill any details right now, but the best way to stay up to date on the WAR record is to visit my Instagram!
Do you have any last things you want to tell your supporters?
I poured my heart and soul into this project and cannot wait for the world to hear it. This album was written for those who are soul searching, and I have an endless amount of gratitude and thanks. To my family, friends, fans, and fellow musicians thank you for inspiring me. My goal for this record is to touch the hearts of everyone it reaches. That those who listen will be inspired and understand the honest truth that what a WAR it is to be RAW. I am grateful for where this album has taken me and excited for the journey ahead! Thanks for listening and supporting.
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to do this interview with us.
Thank you again for talking with me!