Biography

Sophia Somajo, born 2 January 1985, is a Swedish artist from Stockholm. More recently, she has gone by the contraction Soso.

In September 2008 she released her self-written / produced debut album, The Laptop Diaries. The entire album was recorded and produced on a single laptop in her bedroom. In 2009 she participated in the song “Pusher” with the Scandinavian rapper Henok Achido.

Sophia makes her own music videos and they are sometimes accompanied by a clown. She has collaborated with artists such as Jewel and Adam Tensta.

On 22 December 2008 she was awarded the SKAP Jubilee Scholarship for her work as producer, composer and lyricist on her home-made album, The Laptop Diaries.

Somajo’s electronic music is considered by some to be rather niche and she has been called a “true indie” by the magazine Rodeo. She states that she does not want to compromise her music in order to sell records, so in her spare time she writes more commercial songs for other artists. She wrote 6 out of 13 songs on the Vincent album Lucky Thirteen which was released in 2007; she also wrote his big radio hit Miss Blue. She also co-wrote the Robyn track Time Machine.

On April 5th 2012, Sophia Somajo released her eagerly awaited follow-up to The Laptop Diaries as a free download through Pirate Bay and Soundcloud; it is called That Time I Dug So Deep I Ended Up In China and contains the previously released track, Who’s Gonna Love Me.

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Sophia Somajo, född den 2 januari 1985, är en svensk artist från Stockholm.

I september 2008 släppte hon sitt självskrivna/producerade debutalbum The Laptop Diaries. Hela albumet är inspelat och producerat på en enkel laptop i hennes sovrum. (All sång på albumet är inspelad genom den inbyggda mikrofonen i datorn.) År 2009 medverkade hon i låten “Pusher” med den skånske rapparen Henok Achido.

Sophia gör sina musikvideor själv och ses ibland i sällskap av en clown. Hon har samarbetat med artister som Juvelen och Adam Tensta.

Den 22 december 2008 tilldelades hon SKAP:s Jubileumsstipendium för sina talanger som producent, kompositör och textförfattare på det hemmasnickrade albumet.

Somajos elektroniska musik anses av somliga vara åt det smalare hållet och hon har blivit kallad “äkta indie” av tidningen Rodeo. Hon påstår själv att hon inte vill kompromissa sin egen musik i syftet att sälja skivor, så på fritiden skriver hon mer kommersiella låtar till andra artister. Hon skrev till exempel 6 av 13 låtar på Vincent Pontares album Lucky Thirteen som släpptes 2007. Även den stora radiohiten Miss Blue har hon skrivit.

Edited by elliot_jr on 29 Apr 2012, 15:00

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