Watch Chinese TV Interview with Swedish Pop Newcomer Sophia Somajo
A few weeks ago, I first introduced you to emerging Swedish pop singer Sophia Somoja who is probably mostly known for co-writing Robyn's "Time Machine" together with Max Martin, Shellback, Robyn and Klas Ahlund.
Somaja is now starting to make waves on the Swedish pop scene with her single "Wristcutters Inc. that follows the fun, futuristic pop jam "Chinese Tekkno." Somajo bring a unique point of view and aesthetic to the pop scene that is inspired by new millenium Chinese culture.
Somajo is currently recording tracks for her big label debut and took a break to chat with a reporter of Chinese TV channel ChineOne. She showed the TV reporter around her Stockholm appartment to chat about her music, inspiration, her forthcoming album and her neighbor who turns out to be not such a lover of new pop.
Somajo even shows the reporter the cassette tape that started her obsession with China as a young girl. The new channel may be fake, but her story is very real. Watch the entire interview after the break (and hear some new Somajo music as well.)
Listen to Camela "So Sad"
It is no secret that Sweden has been the breeding ground for some of the best pop melodies ever written. One of the country's stalwart performers is an artist by the name of Camela who you may remember as the lead singer of '90s rock band Dead Starlet.
Ten years after leaving the group, she is now back on top of the Swedish pop chart with her solo debut, "Time Heals Nothing." A rather bleak title to a set of intensely personal songs.
Check out the second single taken from that album that is titled "So Sad." The song features not only an instantly arresting melody, but it is also beautifully performed by the songstress. It is swooning pop with a bit of a country twang. It may not immediately strike your fancy, but give it a spin. It may just melt your heart. Video after the jump.