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With the release of the Golden State EP, Emily Sophia takes the best parts of several genres and builds a sound all her own. Laced with addictive melodies, warm undertones, and plenty of character, the single boasts the aesthetic of pop coated indie anthems. 


"This EP to me is the introduction of my artistry to the world. Since I was born and raised in California, the state itself heavily inspired these songs. A majority of the EP was written during the pandemic. Obviously, I spent a lot of time at home, but to change it up a bit, I'd take some walks outside. The nature around me and nostalgia I was feeling blended together and got these lyrics out of me. Golden State not only is referring to my home, but also to my state of mind while working on this project. As I was working with my producer, Noriko Olling, it felt like we were panning for gold during the process. Once we found our chunk of gold, we felt like a million bucks! Geniuses even!" Explains Emily of the record.

The musical journey of Emily Sophia began when she was just 5 years old watching Hanna Montana and High School Musical wanting to be a pop star. 

Eventually, as she got older, she realized she wanted to be a singer-songwriter and she's always used music to express herself in some way. 

During her Winter break of her senior year in high school, Emily picked up a ukelele and began writing a song. That song became "Clouds", the first track of the Golden State EP.

After that, things changed and her true journey in music began. 

"When I first started, it was just me and my little ukulele. I was going to college to study musical theater, so I feel like my songs at the beginning sounded very theatrical. In my heart, I've always been a pop girl. Once I transferred to the commercial music program, I was assigned to study my favorite artists as well as the artists who inspired them. It reminded me of the sound that strikes a chord in my heart (no pun intended). In fact, the original version of Clouds was just me and my ukulele. I almost scrapped the song, but my friends told me it was one of their favorites. Instead of leaving it in the past, it got a HUGE makeover for the EP. The melody and lyrics are still the same, but the production on it is everything I wished it would be and more. It sounds more grown up from its humble beginnings," says Emily of her evolution in music and writing.

The Golden State EP is available for streaming and download on all major platforms and the artist is always working on new material and creating.


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