Sophia Mina

FRESH: ‘Run To’ – Sophia Mina

Cypriot singer Sophia Mina releases her new single and video for “Run To”

Sophia Mina, the sassy London Cypriot with an edgy R&B vibe and passion for pop released the new video for her latest single “Run To“. Sophia says “I wrote the song for another singer, but the whole time I was writing it, I thought – this song is just ME! So had to keep it!” As a 90’s kid, Sophia loved singing along to Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, JoJo and Aaliyah. Still a lover of unapologetic pop, her influences can be heard in her catchy choruses, vibrant styling and energetic videos.

Run To” is released after the success of Sophia’s EP “Fly”, which, along with her EP launch party in Tape in London, received excellent reviews earlier this year from platforms including Music OT Future, Guestlist, One on One Selfie Sessions, Fubar Radio, Soundlab interview, Distract TV, Vents magazine, The Fan Carpet, Feminist Wednesday and World Wide Entertainment TV. Sophia was talent spotted and developed by Amy’s Yard and the Capital Xtra Music Potential Program. This helped her first two singles Where’s Love and Turn It Up, released via the London based label Deep Stack Records to reach #10 in the Music Week Charts.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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