New York City-based singer-songwriter Sophie Strauss is excited to announce the release of her forthcoming debut EP titled Yeah No Fine. In between shifts selling peaches at the Santa Monica farmers market, Strauss recorded Yeah No Fine at Endless Noise Studios with Jeff Elmassian and it is as much a glance at the California landscape as it is a portrait of the cramped isolation of NYC, informed by musical influences such as Van Morrison, Jenny Lewis and Fiona Apple. The first track from the EP, “In The Freezer,” is now currently streaming via POPULAR TVHERE with a pre-order live via Strauss’s Bandcamp page HERE.
Sophie Strauss sings “I feel I’m the devil/I feel I’m possessed/Have you ever met a woman better dressed?” in the song “Walk Easy” off her 2016 debut showcase, the 7-song EP titled Yeah No Fine. In lyrics equal parts self-deprecating and self-possessed, Strauss winks at her neuroses as she blends her obsession with vintage clothing and her years of experience working in a butcher shop with those perennial standbys: love and hypochondria.
She now splits her time between New York City and Los Angeles, where she’s played at venues such as the House of Blues and Room 5, and back east where she was a part of the Brooklyn Rod & Gun music scene.
At 22, Sophie has created a complicated, relatable album evoking indie pop and Americana, updated with electric guitar, synth, and lyrics that are as playful as they are wrenching.
Sophie Strauss will be making a number of live appearances this spring. Dates to be announced soon.