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Approved: Sofie Winterson

By | Published on Wednesday 17 October 2018

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Sofie Winterson is set to follow-up her 2014 debut album, ‘Wires’, with new record ‘Sophia Electric’ on 2 Nov. With a more pared down, lo-fi pop sound than her previous offering, the new album focuses hard on the songwriting and expressing Winterson’s inner thoughts.

“‘Sophia Electric’ has become a very diverse album”, she says of the record, which was two years in the making. “Some tracks are arranged with only guitar and some keys, others conceived carefully with layers of drums, synths and guitars. It’s lighter, more economical and more dynamic than all of my previous releases. Even though the themes are sometimes big or serious in nature, there is a playful and naive yearning simmering beneath”.

Following on from the album’s first single, ‘Military Man’, comes ‘Half Asleep’, of which she says: “It is about holding back out of fear. When you listen to the lyrics, you’ll know what I mean by this. The video is directed and shot by photographer Laura Kampman. We were roommates in LA and she shot this video in and around our house. We became good friends and it was special to shoot this video together, since it’s a personal song and it felt natural to let her literally come as close as she does in the video”.

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