Get To Know: Sofía Martín
Sofía Martín is a trilingual singer-songwriter born in Germany and raised in Spain. She is currently based in Berlin. Her multicultural upbringing had a heavy influence on her music and contributed to her love for different styles of music. Join us as we chat with her!
From a young age growing up in her hometown Alicante, Sofía began to write songs in three languages. Sofía’s music is heavily influenced by a mix of contemporary latin American rhythms and electronic beats. She has a charming stage presence and is able to encapsulate her irresistible melodies, creating an upbeat atmosphere to sing and dance along to. Her debut single: “Tóxica” is the perfect song for summer, captivating Sofía’s Spanish vocals beautifully. It is laced with a vibrant and contagious melody for all to enjoy...
So firstly, how would you describe your sound?
My music is heavily influenced by a mix of contemporary latin American rhythms, electronic beats, dance and pop. My intention is to create a sound which on one hand works as mainstream and on the other hand is something fresh, something new which people haven’t quite heard yet.
What’s a typical day in the studio like for you?
I wish I could give a simple outline of my daily studio routine, but the truth is, there is no typical studio day. When I’m working for myself as an artist, not as a songwriter for other artists, I like to get to the studio and write down all of my ideas and inspirations. It is important for me to be on the same wave with the people I’m working with, to let it flow. Good quality and honest music is always my main focus and inspiration isn’t something that can just come on command. So sometimes I’m in the studio by 9am to start working on a track, but sometimes I’ll get there and realize that maybe today might not be the day for my best creative output. I love to work with talented songwriters and producers, which I can also have a laugh with, get some food and have some good quality time.
Do you have to be in a certain mood to write a song?
Depends, I can work as a songwriter and just write and finish a song, letting go of my mood in that moment. It doesn’t matter if I’m happy or sad, I will focus on writing the best I can, to get the best result possible. Especially if I’m working for other artists. Nonetheless, I love to embrace my emotions and turn them into inspiration and processing my mood, may it be happy or sad, to turn that into a song. And often, these are the best ones.
Who are your three biggest musical inspirations?
Wow, there are so many musicians that I look up to. I like reading about and following the steps of musicians and songwriters who I can identify the most to. Musicians who have been working for a long time on their career, who have similar ways of thinking and believing and where the result resonates with the idea of music that I have.To name only three actually doesn’t do it justice, but some artists that inspire me a lot are C.Tangana, Ana Mena and Ava Max.
Who is the best band you've ever seen play live?
I’ve been to a lot of concerts in my life but one of my first concerts and a concert that I love thinking back to, was Fito & Fitipaldis, a Spanish Rock band where my parents took me to.
What’s the toughest part of the industry for you?
I would need more time to think about that, as I always try to focus on the good parts. I enjoy a 100% what I’m doing and I try to take things as they come, I love working and try to take things with ease. Of course, like in any other job, you have to work to achieve, not only on your career, but also on personal growth, on your mental stability, on your physical strength, to later be on a stage and this takes effort. I feel like the toughest part of the industry can be oneself. If you’re standing in your own way, if you don’t get out of your head and take action, this can interfere with your career.
What’s the most enjoyable part of the industry?
I enjoy the whole process, from being in the studio, writing the song, deciding which song to release next, planning the art cover and the music video, shooting the music video, looking for outfits, working on my artists image, playing live, practicing the dances, working on my stage presence. I can not really decide, but one of the best moments is, when you finish a song and everything around it and it is ready to release and you know how much work you’ve put in to this and you’re excited to get it out there and hopefully make other people feel inspired as well.
What’s in store for you for the rest of 2021?
Right now, we are focusing on my first Single Tóxica, there might come different versions of the song… maybe a remix or an acoustic version… Later on I’m planning to work with other talented artists and musicians and keep on releasing some singles.