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Anna Sophia


Anna Sophia is a mexican singer/songwriter who gained popularity from posting cover songs on YouTube. She describes her music as folk pop, moslty influenced by Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling, Bob Dylan and Ben Howard. Being a self-taught guitar player, she is known for playing her guitar in different open tunings, and experimenting with different sounds.

She first picked up a guitar when she was 13 and learnt the basics by watching youtube videos and studying the way other artists played. By the time she was 15 she had started writing her own songs and developing her unique folksy style. In 2010, shortly after moving to Monterrey to pursue a degree in business, she got the opportunity to be an opening act for Los Claxons, an up and coming mexican band. After performing on a big stage for the first time, she realized there was nothing she wanted more than to be an artist. In 2012 she moved to Los Angeles to attend Musicians Institute and enrolled in their vocal performance program. After spending a year in Los Angeles and paying gigs around the city, she moved back to Mexico City, where she planned to record her first 6 songs EP.

While in Mexico City, Anna Sophia met producer Stefano Vieni, who was instantly captivated by the young songwriter’s songs. They began working together in 2014, and recorded Anna Sophia’s first EP in Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso together with Alex Ponce, Ximena Sariñana and David Garza. Shortly after, she signed a deal with Kiva Music, a production house owned by veteran music industry executive, producer and engineer Dave Donnelly and producer Stefano Vieni.

Anna Sophia is currently living in Los Angeles and her first EP titled “Rainy Days EP” will be available on itunes in March 2015.

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