September 20th, 2021 9pm Stage 2
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Sophie Auster has reased three LP’s and two EP’s over her career and is currently at work on new music during the lockdown. She has been very active during the time of isolation, hosting a weekly Instagram live show on Friday evenings, where she performs, takes requests from her audience and interviews guests. She released an intimate cover of Tina Turner’s “The Best”.
Sophie has been working on new material for an upcoming EP entitled, “Dancing with Strangers”, collaborating with producers from Paris to L.A.
"I have been working on a collection of soulful dance songs during this painful and uncertain year. My intention was to write and compose music that would move people to get up on their feet and shake off the torpor induced by a lockdown world. I see these new songs as an instrument of catharsis and an expression of the sheer joy of being alive, no matter what the circumstances."
Auster’s music is replete with fantasy and escapism, a sonic fusion of bluesy folk-pop with cabaret dramatics reminiscent of Lana Del Rey and Sara Bareilles. The New York Time’s called her "sultry and folksy,” with “soul-(and teeth-) baring lyrics...that’s drawn comparisons to Fiona Apple and Gillian Welch.” Elle Magazine dubbed her “Auster on Fire.” Auster spent the better part of 2019 putting out new music and touring the US and Europe. Her last full length album, Next Time, was released in April 2019 through BMG worldwide and the EP, History Happens at Night, came out later that year on November 1st (BMG). She spent the summer of 2019 opening for, Rock & Roll Hall of fame inductee, Bryan Ferry and then spent a month in Europe on her own headlining tour.