When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
I have always loved listening to music, playing the guitar, and the piano, and singing, and writing songs. Music is my biggest passion and hobby. It is my way of expressing myself.
I started busking and performing live at a very young age, so it has always been very clear to me, that I want to dedicate my life and my career to this, so the desire to do it professionally was not very far away.
After my studies in Popular Music and Songwriting, I took the decision and went full in, working as a songwriter for other artists and DJs and working on my own project and sound.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
To my roots and my multicultural upbringing. I’m half Spanish and half German. With my music, I want to break the barriers of cultures, genres, sounds, and languages. I want to bring together the best of two worlds and this is therefore probably the best description of who I am as an artist, too.
A combination between German Electro-/Dancepop production and Spanish lyrics, adding influence from the genres of Latin Pop, Reggaeton, and Electro Latin Music. I grew up with Spanish Pop-Rock music and Reggaeton and that is my main inspiration.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
It took some time to really find out who I am, who I want to be, and what kind of music I want to create as Sofía Martín.
As I really love listening to every kind of music, but my aim is to create something new, something fresh and that took some time and a lot of inspiration, working with other producers, songwriters and musicians has really inspired me to get to know myself better as an artist.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Good question. I think the biggest challenge for me, is believing in myself when things don’t work out as expected or when I get rejected. It’s about standing up again and motivating myself one more time.
At the same time, one of my biggest attributes when it comes to my work ethic I’d say is that I have faith, I believe that in the end, everything happens for a reason and everything will be fine. And that belief is what keeps me going every time.
What are your plans for the near future?
I would like to keep on working with the people that I’m working with right now, write new songs, work with more Spanish artists and release a lot of new stuff. Writing songs is all that I am focused on right now.
Once my repertoire is settled I will be ready to play the songs live. I’m open to anywhere where life will take me. I don’t like to plan too much 🙂
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shoutouts?
I’m very grateful for my team, who is constantly working and supporting me in any way!!! I couldn’t imagine working with better people around me.
But I wouldn’t be on this exact path, if it wasn’t for my producer Vitali Zestovskih, who has believed in me from the beginning. He understood my visions and my ideas from the start and I will forever have this in mind.
How can fans find you?