Rising Singer-songwriter Sophia Alexa Shares New EP ‘Before I Go’

 Rising singer-songwriter Sophia Alexa has released her second EP ‘Before I Go’ just over a year after her debut single “House Of Cards” and her debut EP ‘Groundwork’, released earlier in 2022, which has amassed over 3 million streams worldwide since its release. “World’s Heaviest Shoes” is the latest single off of this new EP and it comes after the release of previous singles “The Way You See Me” and “Going To California”. The ‘Before I Go’ EP also includes another brand new track, “To A Fault”. Fans can listen to the EP here:

Of the new songs and EP, Sophia explains, “I wrote ‘World’s Heaviest Shoes’ based on the idea of someone who’s completely moved on while you’re still in the same place, reminiscing the memories you had. In the writing session, the writer I was with had mentioned the line ‘world’s heaviest shoes’ as a metaphor for that feeling of being stuck and it felt like the perfect way to describe it. The chorus is almost a plea for help, wondering why no one’s paying attention. I like how it ends desperate and angry, almost shouting, because you’re left without answers.”

“‘To A Fault’ was a song I’d been wanting to write. I wanted to use the concept of feeling like you’re loyal to a fault. When your good personality traits are working against you. The song is for people that feel like they are being used for their kindness.”

“The EP ‘Before I Go’ is about navigating my way through my relationship with myself and the world. It starts off with ‘To A Fault’ which describes my loyalty being used against me. The other songs touch on my fears around relationships such as settling, changing too soon and being stuck in the past of what used to be. I like to think of the EP as me trying to uncover how I view the world and others. I’m kind of exposing my own faults as a way to hopefully connect to others.”

Sophia Alexa is a singer-songwriter with an intriguing background; born to German and American parents in California, she was raised in Amsterdam and has been based in London for over 10 years. Moving schools and cities a number of times, she often found herself feeling like an outsider and music was the one constant she could cling to. Growing up, Sophia developed an enduring love for classic singers like Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Stevie Nicks and Neil Young who have all influenced her style, mixing folk-inspired pop music with an electronic edge and her soulful voice as the focus.

An artist who rules inspiration from icons of yesteryear, Sophia Alexa has steadily built her fanbase in Asia with Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Taiwan currently in her Top 20 streaming markets.

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