How was 2017 for you?
Sofie Letitre: I guess 2017 was quite a calm year for me. I wrote a lot of new music. After every record I release I always need some time to find my way. What do I want? Why? When? How? The funny thing is that I had the intention of slowing my life down a bit. I’m always working. And I truly love the things I do. But I guess I just needed some space for other things in life. And ended up writing more than ever. Crazy how that works.
Probably the release of our video “Elevate” by Tobias Jansen. I’m really happy with how it turned out. Also a highlight is the recent collaboration I did with ZES. We joined forces for a show together on Dutch Design Week. Ended up writing all new material for it and worked our asses off to make that happen in a couple of weeks. But once we stood on stage we just got in the flow and the music just fell into place. It was really great working with him.
Our dog died. That was really sad.
Song of the year?
Pff. That’s always such a hard question. But at the moment I’m really into the new Klangstof EP Everest and especially the song “Resume.”
What’s your New Year’s resolution?
To slow down my life. 😉
Last fall we introduced you to the ridiculously talented Sofie Letitre, a rising Dutch singer-songwriter who’s been making a name for herself since she released her debut album, Back Where We Come From, in 2012. At the time she was about to drop her Uncanny Valley EP on Noisia’s Division Recordings, a release which ably displayed her emotive voice and writing prowess. Having just unveiled her Take To Heels EP for the label, we’re looking forward to hearing even more from this talented songstress in the coming year.
In between studio sessions and writing, we asked Letitre to name 10 tracks that have influenced her as an artist. Here she waxes poetic about songs by Joni Mitchell, Flying Lotus, James Blake and more, explaining how they’ve informed in her musical POV. Continue Reading
Dutch singer-songwriter Sofie Letitre turned heads in 2012 when she released her debut album, Back Where We Come From. After contributing her musical skills to the Ladies Of The Lowlands collective, she embarked on a new artistic path with Thijs de Vlieger, from eclectic bass trio Noisia, and band colleague Ferdy van der Singel. The fruit of their collaboration can be heard in the deep bass track “Bare,” the lead single from her upcoming Uncanny Valley EP. It’s the perfect moody yin to the yang of “Slip,” a stark, moody gem which is available for free download.
A rising talent with a fresh sound who is blessed with an emotive voice that’ll send chills down your spine, we checked in with Letitre and asked her to share five songs that are currently rocking her world.
Sofie Letitre’s Uncanny Valley EP is released September 21 on Noisia’s Division Recordings featuring remixes by ZES, Thijs de Vliger, Think Twice, Infuze, MONO/POLY, Steelan and Jai Tee. Continue Reading