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Sophie Hunger


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Zurich, Switzerland (2005 – present)

Sophie Hunger is a pseudonym of Emilie Welti (b. 31 Mar 1983, in Bern), a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter, based in Zürich, Switzerland. She made her recording débuted, as Emilie Welti and a member of Fisher, on their eponymous “Fisher” (2005). Her first solo album was “Sketches on Sea” (Sept 2007, Two Gentlemen) and her latest is “The Danger Of Light” (Sept 2012, Two Gentlemen).

Her independently released second album “Monday’s Ghost” (2008) stayed at the top of the swiss charts for several weeks and caught the attention of critics abroad. The Guardian described her as “Laura Marling, Beth Orton and Björk in one ing package”.

The Swiss singer spent parts of her youth abroad, living in England and Germany. Her cosmopolitan biography is reflected in her multilingual songwriting. While most songs are in English or German language, each album contains one song in a Swiss German dialect. Her third studio album 1983 (2010) also includes a cover version of Noir Désir’s Le vent nous portera in French language.

Hunger has always worked in a collaborative spirit, and her many musical interests have led her to a fascinating geographic and personality mix. While she had recorded her solo début “Sketches On Sea” at home in just a few days, her latest album “The Danger Of Light” evolved over three sessions abroad.


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