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Published on February 23rd, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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Anna Sofia On Her New “Self Aware Bitch” EP, Influences, Socks, Future Plans & More

A 16-year-old Toronto singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Anna Sofia threads together narrative pop with the scope of a classic 1990s teen flick and the unpredictability of 21st century genre-bending. Dubbed by OnesToWatch as the “bedroom-pop” songstress who “rapidly affirms herself as a new talent to watch — especially in the infancy of her music career,” all signs point to a major international breakthrough for Anna Sofia with her newly-released EP titled Self Aware Bitch.

The Self Aware Bitch sessions were primarily produced by rising producer Jeff Hazin with GRAMMY-nominated producer Frank Dukes (Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Post Malone) lending his talents to the title track. Ultimately a triad of successful singles had set the stage for this six-song EP, following the success of “Meaner Girl,” “I Try” and “No Fun.” Streamed over two million times independently as of 2019, further critical acclaim for Anna Sofia has also come from Lyrical Lemonade and Complex.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Anna Sofia on February 20, 2020 by phone, as embedded below for your listening pleasure; the full interview will also appear on a future edition of the Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz podcast. More on Anna Sofia can be found online at www.instagram.com/electricfeelent and www.instagram.com/mismatchedsocksyo.


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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly PureGrainAudio.com). He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.


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