Discovery: Sophia Prise

Tripwire is the atmospheric and experimental new track from American electro pop artist Sophia Prise.

By Graeme Smith

I find it’s often the hallmark of a good track when I don’t like it to begin with. That was certainly the case for Tripwire but when the first chorus kicked in, its disparate and often juxtaposed elements come together to create something incredible. Sophia’s vocals are beautiful but her lyrics feel slightly menacing. There’s a rich range of competing emotions and the track will take you somewhere dark and slightly uncanny. It’s quite breath-taking, really.

Based in Oakland, California, Sophia is originally from Portland, Oregon. She’s a classically trained musician and has taken that training to flip the script and I love that about her. I hope you feel the same. Check out Tripwire below.