Hello, Sophia! Thanks for joining us for this interview and congrats on your new outstanding single “Seven Sad Sins”. Could you please tell us about your childhood and what it was like growing up in London?
Hey, JAMO! Thanks so much! My childhood I moved around a lot. I started in London, then I moved to the sea before coming back to the city.
Can you tell us more about your family?
My Dad’s side is Sicilian and mum’s side is Irish.
What influenced you to become a performer?
I always loved singing and theatre and stories from a young age.
So, what was the process of writing “Seven Sad Sins”?
I had the title floating round my head for a while but never found a home for it, until I met Marten Fohlin and Noomi in Sweden 2019. Marten played these chords on an organ and the song wrote itself pretty quickly!
What are three impressive facts about you?
Not sure I can you three! But I’m quite a good painter, although I’ve not painted anything for a few years.
Do you have any hobbies or interests at the moment?
I picked up a super 8 film camera during lockdown to start messing around with. I love footage on film!
What is your favourite item in your wardrobe?
It changes, but probably a customized black leather jacket I found on Depop that an artist had hand painted.
If you could collaborate with any artist, producer or director who would it be?
I’d love to collaborate with director Diana Kunst. I love her work.
What is your favourite song at the moment?
Mustafa The Poet, ‘What About Heaven’. I don’t think it’s even released yet, It’s on YouTube. I’m obsessed!
In your opinion, what are the best qualities of Americans, British and Italians?
What is your personal Freddie Mercury song and why?
‘The Show Must Go On’. I used to listen to it in the car as a kid. It’s so sad and so powerful.
What are your plans? Any upcoming releases or maybe even an album?
My EP ‘Glorious Mess’ is out next month and I have a headline show at the end of the year which I’m so excited for!