The youredm.com team came across this absolute bop a few weeks back. Ever since we’ve been playing Sophia at the office and watching her career pretty closely. What we noticed was a huge uptick in her song “Close To Me”.
We reached out to Sophia’s team, and found this tune was released completely independently. No promotion or budget: just a diehard fan base and a few TikToks to let people know. A few months after the song dropped, they saw it start to move: “Close To Me” got added to hundreds of playlists on Spotify and has gone from about 25 streams/day to over 1,000.
Sophia said: “One day I woke up and my numbers looked completely different. It did 22 streams on Wednesday, 600 on Thursday and the numbers just keep rising. I’m quite beside myself and so is my team. We’re just really excited.”
Behind the boards on this track is former SonyATV/Stellar Songs Producer: C-Ray, with a hand lent on writing by the infamous Tatu – who’s known for her work with 24KGOLDN and Jeremih.
We are certainly going to be keeping an eye out for every move Sophia makes, with the next being a single and video release for her song KissNTell, co-written by Grammy winner Autumn Rowe. We haven’t been this excited about an artist in years.
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