Brand-new alternative rock trio SOFIA will release their debut independent EP Stories For The Sleepless on June 24th. The EP features the Brazilian-bred, Los Angeles-based band’s debut single “Coconut,” a song about acceptance and finding happiness with the little things in a relationship and the aspects of your partner that are unique to them. Scroll down to watch the video for “Coconut,” the first in a 6-part series of short films that will visually accompany the songs on the EP. The video for “Coconut” introduces viewers to B and Tala, the two main characters in the continuous visual narrative that will run throughout the story of the album. The next single/video “Closer” came out today (3/25). Elegant guitar, hyperactive bass, sweeping soundscapes, airy synthesizers, plainspoken lyrics, energetic drums and hypnotic harmonies open up SOFIA’s first chapter with expressive, yet expansive transmissions of alternative rock. Comprised of Alex Novaes [guitar], Leo Bomeny [vocals, bass], and Bruno Lamas [drums], the group’s original music is inspired by bedtime stories, fairytales, science fiction and fantasies with the hope that the stories and characters woven throughout give the listener a sense of belonging and acceptance. Their name SOFIA was even chosen after scanning mythology books with the desire “to create a character the music could represent.” The trio draws on diverse influences ranging from Tame Impala, Muse, Mutemath, and Pink Floyd to Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Twenty One Pilots, and even soundtracks like The Lord of the Rings in their music. Crafting a singular sound, they combined succinct storytelling and artful instrumentation to yield the concept behind Stories For The Sleepless.
Stories for the Sleepless
"Songs swirl around in our subconscious much like childhood tales, fables, and fantasies do. Regardless if we only hear them once or on repeat countless times, they leave lasting resonances." SOFIA makes a similar subconscious imprint via their 2020 independent debut EP, Stories For The Sleepless.