Sophia Danai

Story

Sophia Danai started off like many other 20-year-old aspiring musicians, with the idea that fame and commercial success was the ultimate goal. But after ending a tumultuous marriage and fighting her way out of a bad production deal, her view of success began to change. She found herself focusing more on her own personal path and message—letting her fans know they are not alone and that through challenges, they can learn to be more compassionate. With this new knowledge and mindset, Danai went back to school and took production/recording classes, realizing the importance of creating her own vision and defining her artistry.

Set to be March 29th, 2019, Real Lies is a seven-song collection of soulful electro-pop tracks exploring the journey into self and relationships, learning how to protect your energy and see yourself and others clearly. “I think the process of growing as a person and artist is continuously uncovering our truth; to ‘realize’ and decode the lies we tell ourselves to become closer to who we are,” she explains. “The more we face ourselves in those uncomfortable moments—our anger, fear and loneliness—the more we learn about what is true for us.”

Danai recorded the album at Echoplant Studios in Port Coquitlam, B.C. with award-winning producer Ryan Worsley (Dear Rouge, Said The Whale, Mathew V) and her band, Michael Meroniuk (guitarist) and Jan Orsag (Keys, Ableton Live). The four have gelled in a way Danai has never experienced before. “This time around, it feels like a creative oasis” she says. “We all have great respect for each other, and not only did I feel understood as an artist, but I felt supported and strengthened.”

Danai’s single Daughter marks the 4th single release from her upcoming EP Real Lies. Daughter is about the cycles of abuse we witness and experience. The song is meant to invoke reflection, and have you ask yourself, what am I contributing to the next generation? What wounds have I healed or do I need to heal in myself so I can pass on the lessons as oppose to the hurt. The verses explore these questions from three different perspectives, and the song’s message is that all people deserve to be treated with respect; The ability and power to create this relationship is within each of us, and a direct result of the relationship we have with ourselves.

Already an award winning songwriter, Danai has continued to grow as a musician, and so has her live show. She connects with her audience on a personal level, and with the help of Orsag’s electronic influences, the energy has become palpable. Real Lies delves into pop with its upbeat and danceable grooves, while keeping dark and soulful melodies.

Danai is thankful for her journey—bad times and all. “This experience was a reflection of coming out the other side of everything I went through,” she shares. “I want to be as authentic as possible with my story, in the hope that it could help my listeners feel seen.”

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Media

Press

02-16-2019

Stopify Canada add “WYIL” by Sophia Danai to their Rock Rodeo Spotify playlist!

02-10-2019

1st Day Fresh share the video for “WYIL,” Sophia Danai’s reflective and forgiving new track – watch/listen now!

02-10-2019

Watch Sophia Danai’s new “WYIL” video in Comeherefloyd’s 415 // Indie Fascination roundup!

01-31-2019

Wolf in a suit enter Sophia Danai’s world and enjoy “WYIL,” a must-listen gem!

01-30-2019

Mystic Sons feature new tracks from Mike Edel, Sophia Danai and Jane’s Party in today’s edition of NEW MUSIC DISCOVERY!

01-30-2019

“WYIL” by Sophia Danai tops Bristol Funk’s Pop Alternative – Movers & Shakers Spotify playlist!

01-29-2019

Hear Sophia Danai’s “WYIL” in Bandrec’s Release Radar Spotify playlist!

12-05-2018

VIDEO PREMIERE: Watch Sophia Danai’s vulnerable visuals for “WYIL” over at Substream Magazine!

07-26-2018

Kings of A&R share Sophia Danai’s “Come Thru” video – catch her at Safe & Sound Music Fest on August 24th!

06-01-2018

Hear Sophia Danai’s “Come Thru” in Urban Soul’s Weekly Vibes Spotify playlist!

06-01-2018

The new singles from JESUSCMPLXX and Sophia Danai are featured in Fifteen.Gallery’s Fresh Fifteen 002!

05-10-2018

Check out Audible Addixion’s gorgeous feature on Sophia Danai’s new single/video “Come Thru” now!

05-09-2018

Where the Music Meets include the new singles from Sophia Danai and Dom Fricot in their roundup of 12 monster songs from the last 15 days!

04-19-2018

Hear tracks from Sampson and Sophia Danai in Wonky Sensitive’s Late Night Gems playlist!

04-19-2018

Hear Sophia Danai’s “Come Thru” in Disco Naïveté’s New Music Spotify playlist!

04-19-2018

The new singles from both Sophia Danai and Feel Alright are featured in the latest edition of Grayowl Point’s Audible/Visual Hoots!

04-19-2018

Billboard premieres new “Come Thru” single from Sophia Danai today!

08-11-2016

HipHopCanada shares the new video from Sophia Danai featuring Brevner!

08-09-2016

Watch the new Sophia Danai ft. Brevner at Winniecooper.net!

08-09-2016

New Sophia Danai video featuring Brevner is premiering at Indie Current today!