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Sophia Galaté continues to be known for her rich tone, silky ad-libs, and intimate lyrics. She creates a unique style of music that is both introspective and relatable as it blends with her feel-good melodies and luscious sound.
Although she is a new artist to some, Sophia has been a musician for a long time, singing and performing since she was a young girl. Growing up, she developed a deep love and understanding of music by listening to Motown and Frank Sinatra with her father, and an appreciation for lyricism and songwriting by singing along to Carole King with her mother. At the age of 9, Sophia remembers hearing John Legend’s ‘Ordinary People’ for the first time and it was at that moment that she discovered her passion for both playing piano and singing. This love of music followed her throughout her schooling, frequently performing with a confidence and comfortability that was rare at such a young age. She continued to study music at college in Chicago, and fell in love with the city that helped cultivate her love of jazz. Upon graduation, Sophia returned to Los Angeles and switched her attention to the other side of the music industry, management and development.
Over the past few years, Sophia has helped guide the careers of talented artists (Soulection, Pell, Durand Bernarr, and more) through her own company, The Nucleus, a company she co-founded with three other women. While Sophia loves working with these performers, she felt it was time to put forth her own creativity and talent, and begin her career as an artist. In late 2020, Sophia released her first single, ‘Body’, and finally allowed the world to hear her own voice for the first time.
Her debut album, ‘SOFIA’ is a melodious blend of the sounds that define her life – soul, r&b, and jazz. Throughout the record, you can hear footprints of both D’Angelo and Amy Winehouse, Sophia’s two greatest influences in terms of singing and songwriting. Sophia’s voice is further complemented by her use of intricate live instrumentation, a key element in elevating the stories she wishes to tell.
This project is deeply personal as it explores Sophia’s journey through self-love and sexuality and the growth that has accompanied it. She opens herself up to romance and feels both the triumph and pitfalls that come with allowing someone into your heart. ‘SOFIA’ is a deep dive into her past, present, and future, one that not only introduces Sophia as an artist, but allows her to show her most true and vulnerable self.