Sophia Amato Releases New EP “NY/LON”
London-based singer-songwriter Sophia Amato released her sophomore EP “NY/LON” along with a new music video for “ISAIAH” on November 24, 2023.
It is her first body of work in two years since the 2021 debut EP “Glorious Mess”.
The EP comprises 6-track, produced by Karl Zine and Raphaella. The accompanying video was directed by Sophia Amato herself.
The EP was inspired by her time between New York and London, and each intricately details her personal experiences during a scorching New York summer.
Sophia Amato said of the EP, “I wrote this EP as a love letter to New York in summer, 2019. I was reading Lorca's play 'Blood Wedding'. His plays' celebrate the anti protagonist, so in 21st century Brooklyn, every reason to flock to House of Yes for an unpredictable, outrageous night out to confirm why. Which, by the way, always concludes perfectly by the taco van.”
- She continued, “That summer I kept extending my flight. Not quite ready to return to London. Sitting by the air con in apartment L63, lethargic and beautifully strung out from city nights, I felt most alive and curious. Unsure where to call home, I wrote 'NY/LON' as my metaphysical utopia, suspended somewhere between the two cities.”
Sha shared on social media, “Feeling emotional after 2 years in the making 🤍 What started as a song, soon became an EP, and could have easily been an album. Inspired by my time between New York and London this EP is a bit of a mix of genres. There's some orchestral notes inspired by Hollywood soundtracks from 60's, some gospel influences and some rnb flavours. Super proud of this body of work. Got to create this with the amazing Karl Zine and Raphaella.”
Sophia Amato explained about some tracks for the EP.
“Inspired by the presence of New York City's towering buildings, I began exploring the idea that 'ICONS ARE ALWAYS LONELY,' a lyric that became the starting point for the song. I wanted to bring the chaos and density of the city into the layers of the song through elements like jazz horns, synths, and vocal stacks. Lyrical verses that resemble snippets of overheard conversations, along with anthemic horns and energetic drums, ICONS serves as an anthem for self-empowerment, a sense of arrival, and my personal soundtrack to the city.”
“Inspired by night flights between New York and London, I wrote NY/LON as my utopia - a place between both cities. Inspired by Hollywood soundtracks from the 60's - harps, flutes, strings - I wanted this song to feel widescreen.”
Photo by Jolene Henry
- source : Apple Music