At just 16 years old, Sophie Powers is the unfiltered and uncompromising voice of a new generation. She understands the unique pressures of modern girlhood and uses her experience to write unfiltered, devil-may-care anthems about the ups and downs of being yourself. One minute she’s confident and cool, with the sneering attitude of a punk rock frontwoman, and the next she’s vulnerable and raw, channeling the loneliness of contemporary life in a stirring ballad. Combining the crunchy sound of punk with today’s hip-hop and pop, Powers is the sound of the future.
We had the opportunity to chat with Sophie about her single “Lonely Army“, what she hopes fans connect with on the track, and what’s next.
Kat: Can you talk about the inspiration behind your latest single “Loney Army”?
Sophie: Loney Army was inspired by starting conversations about mental health. I felt extremely alone while writing the song in November, after enduring multiple lockdowns. I did some research on Reddit and Instagram, and it took some digging but I found all kinds of conversations between kids my age regarding depression, feeling alone, and feeling anxious. I started conversations myself with my friends and family members and realized I clearly wasn’t the only one who felt so alone. I realized we were all like one big “Lonely Army”.
Kat: What do you hope fans connect with on track?
Sophie: I hope my fans feel less alone listening to Lonely Army. The feeling of loneliness is much more universal than society and social media lets it seem. I hope anyone who’s ever felt alone in their life can connect to the songs message. It’s okay to be alone. It’s normal. I’m not sure when not feeling alone or showing emotions was deemed as “uncool” or “weak” but this song pretty much goes against that idealism.
Kat: What has been a career highlight for you so far? What have you learned along the way?
Sophie: A career highlight for me so far has been a DM I received from a fan saying that my music had helped them get through a dark time in their life. As an artist that is all I want to do with my music, as music helped me through such a dark time in my life. Lonely Army hit 100k streams roughly a month after its release also which was a big deal for me. I’ve learnt not to play the numbers game too much though.
Kat: What are your plans for 2021?
Sophie: I have new music coming out in early July, and I’m working towards finishing grade 11 by the end of 2021. I can’t wait to perform live hopefully before the end of 2021 also!
Connect with Sophie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sophiep0wers