Sophia Marie’s New Song “Could I Be Your Muse?” Inspired By Recent Italian Semester Abroad
The ethereal second single off Sophia Marie’s upcoming sophomore EP is a vulnerable exploration of her role as an artist, a romantic but desperate plea to finally become the subject of art, not always the creator of it.
“With a distinct nod to late 80s/early 90s pop, this track absolutely glitters sonically from the first chord to the very last line. “- Imperfect Fifth
“Pure turn-of-the-century power-pop/pop-punk goodness, with a modern attitude and classic rebellious vibe”- Hollywood Life
LA-raised singer-songwriter Sophia Marie has released the next single off her upcoming sophomore EP.
Sophia says, “Staring at Botticelli’s Birth of Venus at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy during my study abroad this past summer, I reflected on the concept of muses, specifically the fact that I as an artist and, therefore, a producer of Art, have made many muses out of men throughout my songs but have never really had the same done to me. “could i be your muse?” is thus a reflection on this lack of reciprocity, imploring a man for once to take the burden of immortalizing me.”
Sophia Marie’s music is autobiographical. Each of her songs tells the story of a young life in progress. From leaving the sunny, casual west coast for a more buttoned-up DC life at Georgetown University (where she studies International Politics) to a life-changing semester abroad in Dublin, to unrequited romances and lovesick travels, each of these experiences is vividly documented in her music.
Singer and songwriter Sophia Marie George is a Los Angeles native and senior in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Harboring various passions, she finds herself oscillating (sometimes rather chaotically) between many different realms: her major in International Politics, her authorship of creative works, and her love for acting in addition to her music.
Sophia often feels like an ambitious, lust-for-life, nomadic kind of girl without a particular direction, one who doesn’t know exactly what she wants to do or who she wants to be, or where she wants to end up, and her storytelling reflects that indecisiveness, that impulsiveness, that desire to do everything while she’s young. Drawing from her identity as a self-proclaimed “hopeless romantic,” Sophia has a penchant for romanticizing historical figures and events, contemporary lovers, and foreign cities, weaving in the story of her West Coast roots in sunny Los Angeles, her university life in the political and cosmopolitan mecca that is Washington D.C., and her role as an expatriate in foreign cities.
A shamelessly emotional person, Sophia’s vulnerability stands out, with witty lyrics and asides giving comedic, realist commentary on the different places and situations she finds herself in. She is a girl still very much figuring it all out, the kind of crazy soul who seeks out every opportunity and every emotion life can offer. A wildness that sometimes contradicts her inexperienced and naive demeanor, a romanticism that contradicts her occasional feelings of disillusionment, and a performative personality that often contradicts her desire for authenticity.