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.)

March 15, 2011 in Songwriters, Sophia Somajo, Sweden | Permalink

Exclusive Free MP3 Download: Sophia Somajo "Joaquin Phoenix"

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After co-writing Robyn's "Time Machine," Swedish singer/songwriter Sophia Somaja is starting to make waves on the international pop scene with her new single "Wristcutters Inc." That track follows the futuristic pop jam "Chinese Tekkno," which I alerted you about a few weeks ago. But there's a lot more pop goodness where all that came from. 

Check out "Joaquin Phoenix," a sweet little ballad that she wrote after seeing Joaquin Phoenix's mockumentary "I'm Still Here" over and over again one weekend. Sophia Somajo was so taken by the Hollywood actor that she decided to write a song about him. It's another DYI tune that she wrote produced and recorded entirely on her laptop at home. "Let's make a home here in Stockholm. We can live here," she confesses. Such a sweet melody.

Sophia Somajo "Joaquin Phoenix"

January 31, 2011 in Sophia Somajo | Permalink