Sophia Alexa releases two acoustic singles

Singer-songwriter Sophia Alexa releases two brand-new acoustic singles titled ‘Going To California’ and ‘World’s Heaviest Shoes’.

Sophia Alexa is a singer-songwriter with an intriguing background; half german and half american, 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. 

‘World’s Heaviest Shoes’ combines acoustic subtlety with desperate lyrics. Based on the feeling of being stuck in life, Sophia Alexa manages to translate her feelings into a heartfelt and intimate song. “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 on the memories you had,” she says. “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.”

‘Going To California’ however, was written when Sophia Alexa felt trapped in London and longed to return to California, the place where she was born. Her yearn for a new home and her feelings of belonging someplace else make the song a much more romantically sounding alternative to ‘World’s Heaviest Shoes’. “I’ve always wondered what my life would look like if I grew up in California,” she adds. “I’ve kept it as a place in my mind I could escape to, which is what I wanted to say in this song.”

Both acoustic singles allow Sophia Alexa to do what she does best: truly touch her listeners by writing heartfelt lyrics to beautiful musical progressions. Listen to Sophia’s ‘World’s Heaviest Shoes’ and ‘Going To California’ HERE.

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