Sophia Black is 20 Years Wise, And Dropping a New Self-Titled EP
Sophia Black is 20 years old, trilingual, scored a record deal at 13 and is already establishing herself as the next big pop sensation. After being discovered by Kemosabe Records founder Dr. Luke nearly seven years ago, Sophia has been working—harder than any teenager we’ve ever known—to find her own voice in the pop landscape. She isn’t chasing after an idea of the kind of pop star she should be but rather sticking to her 100% true self. Sophia’s debut self-titled EP, which drops August 21st via Kemosabe/RCA Records, is a confidently sexy exploration of love and our new summer addiction. Sophia may be young but she’s incredibly wise, and offers up advice on self confidence, love and conquering your twenties.
“I’ve learned that that fear is apart of love and it should never kill you.”
What have been your defining experiences in love and heartbreak that influenced this record?
I used to be really afraid of love, like terrified. I mean everyone is, but I’ve learned that that fear is apart of love and it should never kill you. If you just let life grab the wheel it’ll direct you to whomever your supposed to be with. Yeah, it’ll be a scary and wavy ride, but you’ll be alright. Eventually you’ll reach your destination, drop your anchor, and you’re set for life!
What’s the key to your heart?
I would have to say honesty… but also maybe Hot Cheetos.
How do you feel about people defining your music as sexy?
I think it’s great! Being sexy feels good.
What tips do you have for being confident and sexy?
I would say I always have a “stay true to yourself” mindset. Growing up I used to have a lot of self-confidence issues, and it stopped when I dropped all thoughts of what other people might think about myself and started listening to what I think, and when I did I instantly felt 3,000 times better. Everyone hears this all the time but it’s so important to believe in yourself and tell yourself that you’re gorgeous or sexy even on days you don’t feel that way! Actually, especially on those days!
Who are your music queens?
I love this question. The females in the music industry are absolutely rockin’ it these days. I wanna say all, but I know I can’t.. I have the biggest girl crush on the lead singer of this band called Hiatus Kaiyote, Nai Palm. She plays the bass, sings, and is an absolute queen.
There’s also this singer from the UK named Elli Ingram who i’ve been obsessed with forever. She’s kind of like a cool mix between Amy Winehouse and Adele. She’s a queen too for sure.
You’re trilingual – very impressive! What are some other fun facts people should know about you?
Hmm… I’ve been dancing since I was about 6 years old, so I love to dance! I’m also really talented at watching an entire tv show series in less than a week.
“I don’t think there’s a specific type of pop star I want to be; I just want to be me.”
You got such a head start in the music industry – do you ever see a time when you won’t be making music?
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to not make music. It’s what I’m best at! Even when I’m 80 years old, I’ll still probably be writing tunes.
What goals do you have for conquering your twenties?
I have so many really, but one of my biggest goals is for people to listen to my music and instantly feel better. My goal is for my music to have an emotional connection to the listener. Music was definitely one of my greatest forms of therapy, so I hope that my music could heal others as it did for me.
What kind of pop star do you want to be?
I don’t think there’s a specific type of pop star I want to be; I just want to be me. I think as long as I’m true to myself I’ll be good and happy.