New York soul singer Sophia Bastian’s new single “Breaking” is turning into one of 2012’s most enticing and magnetic jams. Taken from her self-titled ep, now available on iTunes, “Breaking” puts a contemporary spin on classic soul with an irresistible beat and horn stabs that punctuate Sophia’s yearning vocal. Download the single here (please post and share). The accompanying video seduces with its minimalist red-toned settings and puts the spotlight on the songstress to send chills down your spine. The video was created in collaboration with Los Angeles director, Ian Skalski whose previous collaborations include Deadmau5 and Mick Jagger. The video was recently picked up by MTV’s program The Freshmen, and is now also airing on VH1.
Sophia Bastian Download New Single ‘Breaking’ HERE
Watch the ‘Breaking’ Video
The lyrics to “Breaking” tell a story all-to-relatable to anyone who’s found themselves in a one-sided love relationship, destined for heartbreak. Sophia admits, “I basically spent a few days in my room in hiding, listening to music not particularly working on songs. I was pretty devastated, and my emotional state set the chords. And the chords kind of just triggered the lyrics…I’m way too proud to have ever said this to someone in real life.”
Sophia Bastian and her band have been playing riotous shows in NYC and LA including opening for The Roots. Prepare to discover one of 2013’s artists to watch!
“Sophia Bastian is ‘BREAKING’ into MUSIC” – VIBE Magazine
“[Sophia Bastian] brings an eclectic and quite sultry mix of blues, hip hop and soul to the table and it’s definitely a memorable act.” – OkayPlayer
Photo credit: Helena Kubicka de Braganza