Emerging with her debut release, rising talent and singer-songwriter Sofia Lafuente showcases her debut single and brand new track – Here Again.
Born in the United States and raised across Europe by her American father and Spanish mother, Sofia Lafuente dove headfirst into music from an early age, using it as a form of escapism from her trans-continental upbringing. Immersing herself within the world of music, and honing and developing her craft; she continued adding to her talent and artistry, finding her voice as a songwriter after undergoing significant surgery on her back at the age of 13, and performing live by aged 14. Placing her mark on the music industry with her debut release, Sofia introduces us to her unique artistry and personal brand of dark, atmospheric, head turning alt pop; as today, she introduces us to her sound and style with the release of her debut single Here Again.
Opening the track is a soft and addictive melody that features Sofia humming a gentle tune against the backdrop of a minimalistic instrumental, with only a quiet rhythmic beat and subtle, ethereal reverb enveloping her voice. Continuing this energy throughout the track, the instrumentation remains stripped-back and bare, giving off a cinematic and atmospheric vibe; with the main feature being the percussive beats that run throughout. With a flawless production and unobtrusivesonic composition, this places Sofia’s rich, heart-pounding vocals right at the centre of the track, showcasing her skill and talent. Born from the tipping point in a relationship, Here Again communicates a narrative about the doubt and complexity of making a difficult choice, told through Sofia’s powerful lyrics and immersive storytelling.
Talking more about the track, Sofia explains:
“Here Again is the darkest of the songs in my mind both sonically and thematically. Working with Alex E (Blinkie, Bugzy Malone) on the production we wanted to create textures and moments in the song where it really felt like you were going through some sort of epic emotional energy. I wanted to capture the highs and lows that relationships can bring and how they can really push you to be confronted with bigger questions like what’s important to you, what you need and who you are. These are all pretty existential questions and we wanted the drama of the production to reflect this.”
With much more ahead, and an exciting journey for the rising artist; make sure to keep up with Sofia’s rising journey on all her socials.