credit: Eleanor Stigle
Relinquishing inhibition and apprehension fosters creativity in its purest form. By letting go, an artist invariably flourishes. Sophie Auster embodies this phenomenon.
The New York singer and songwriter leverages the freedom to soulfully speak her mind and share truths by way of vivid songwriting cast over swaths of lush acoustic guitars and dense piano chords.
Between ceaseless touring, 2016 saw her achieve the grand prize at The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, while Cosmopolitan Magazine named her “Singer of the Year” in Spain where she also graced the publication’s cover. Along the way, she penned what would become her third full- length album and first release for BMG, Next Time.
Emblematic of her growth, the first single “Mexico” plays out like a long lost fifties South-of-the-Border-set film noir. Punctuated by boisterous horns and an irresistible chant, the track illuminates both vocal charisma and a knack for storytelling.
Next Time will be released through BMG, March 15th 2019.
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