Songs swirl around in our subconscious much like childhood tales, fables, and fantasies do. Regardless if we only hear them once or on repeat countless times, they leave lasting resonances. Brazilian-born and Los Angeles-based three-piece SOFIA make a similar subconscious imprint via their 2020 independent debut EP, Stories For The Sleepless. Elegant guitar, hyperactive bass, sweeping soundscapes, airy synthesizers, plainspoken lyrics, energetic drums and hypnotic harmonies open up the group’s first chapter with expressive, yet expansive transmissions of alternative rock.
“We all grew up on bedtime stories, old fairytales, science fiction, and fantasy. When you read a book as a kid, you relate to the characters and feel less alone. You realize others have the same feelings, thoughts, and fears you do. We try to make music that does the same thing. Maybe, you can see yourself in our narrative too.”
With this sort of honesty and relatable narration, SOFIA’s music takes up residence in your head like any good old-fashioned tale will.
“It’s almost as if you’re jumping into these songs with us, you’re transported first-person. By seeing those emotions in someone else, you can better understand yourself. We try to build a community. Hopefully, you can be at peace when it comes time to go to sleep and dream because no one can touch you there—and we’re the soundtrack.”
Alex Novaes [guitar] Leo Bomeny [vocals, bass] Bruno Lamas [drums]