Interview with SOFY
Sami Aronowitz sits down with the Leicester-raised singer songwriter hitting her stride with pop bops and winning famous fans along the way.
Interview by Sami Aronowitz, Words by James Gilmore
Published 31 March 2022
SOFY / Photo Credit: Meara Kallista Morse

You wouldn’t believe that SOFY only started writing music a year ago.

Whilst deep in quarantine and furlough, the Leicester-raised singer started using songwriting as a coping mechanism during COVID times, turning to her love of hip-hop for inspiration and turning out a marriage between hip-hop beats and indie-pop melodies.

Since then, she has gained hundreds of thousands of streams across her songs including “Strawberry Milkshake” (a summery single about not overthinking decisions and going with your gut) and “Lads! Lads! Lads!” (an laidback single criticising toxic masculinity). In the process, she has made a name for herself for her unique brand of dead-pan, conscious pop music, gaining support from Sam Fender and YUNGBLUD in the process.

Now SOFY has released her debut EP, “Bored In Colour (Pt. 1)”, bringing to a close her first era of bops and ushering in new catalogue of music. And if you have any doubt as to what this new era might hold, just look towards the artist’s most recent announcements: a headline hometown show, being included in the longlist of Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition and being added to the line-ups of The Great Escape and Truck Festival.

For an artist just one year in the game, the term “exciting” is an understatement.

On our weekly radio show in partnership with SheSources, Sami Aronowitz sat down with SOFY to talk about entering music, the story behind her music and what’s to come.

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