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Fresh: Sophia Kennedy – Build Me A House

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Elegant, melancholic, sometimes menacing, with smoldering piano melodies, desolately whistling organs, and a jaunty jaw’s harp loop; kissed by the golden Californian sun, or shrouded in gloomy, dreary fog…. This is Sophia Kennedy.

Her debut album “Sophia Kennedy” reveals her as a dramatic romanticist and distanced diseuse, as a deft lyricist and master of melody. In her eleven songs, she travels from doo-wop to dubstep, from classic crooning to breathless R’n’B, from Frank Sinatra to Beyoncé. Her talent for songwriting is deeply rooted in history, yet it seeks nothing but the present: both historically versed and timelessly beautiful at the same time.

She says “I want to take tradition to the limits, to where it becomes extreme,” she says, yet it sounds so easy and not at all preconceived. The unheard-of refinement of this music lies in its apparent simplicity: “You just can’t be afraid,” says Sophia Kennedy, “that it turns out to be pop music.”

This is the first track released on Pampa Records called ‘Build me A House’.

Track-listing :

SIDE A
BUILD ME A HOUSE
DIZZY IZZY
WILLIAM BY THE WINDOWSILL
BEING SPECIAL
KIMONO HILL

SIDE B
3:05
SOMETHING IS COMING MY WAY
A BUG ON A RUG IN A BUILDING
FOAM
BALTIMORE
HELLO, I FOUND YOU

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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