SODY speaks candidly on re-discovering the joy of writing alone, how music aids her mental health, dream collaborations, and plans for future releases.
19-year-old singer-songwriter SODY’s introspective, sincere pop songs show that there’s real power in raw honesty and open vulnerability.
SODY has been releasing music for four years now, and in that time, she’s built up a loyal fanbase that hangs on to her every word. Artfully channeling the difficult experiences she endured growing up into beautiful, empowering music has not only helped herself but helped others too.
“It is my therapy. It’s completely a way for me to express myself and to talk about things that are really heavy”, she said. “My songs come from personal experiences pretty much 99.9% of the time”.
“What I really want is to help people and for my music to reach more people in the hope they feel inspired and know that they’re not alone”.
Being bullied at school deeply affected SODY’s mental health. Despite her obvious talent, she was told she would never make it as a musician, but yet she persevered, finding solace in the act of making music. “If I’m ever in a bad space with my mental health, music helps me get out of that space”, SODY told.
Now, standing tall with almost 100 millions streams on a number of successful singles and 2 EPs, a Glastonbury performance, tour with Tom Walker, and her own headline shows, SODY’s stuck two fingers up at her bullies and disbelievers and continues to shine.
We spoke candidly about how lockdown helped SODY to tap back into her independent creativity, using music as a form of therapy, creating songs to uplift and empower others, and what we can expect from her next. Dive in!
You’ve said before that songwriting is like therapy to you. Over the past couple of months, have you found solace in music?
Your writing is so raw and personal. Is it difficult to share so much of yourself with the world when you release songs? Or do you feel a release?
After experiences of bullying growing up, you’ve channelled a lot of that into your songwriting and have created tracks that have uplifting, empowering messages. Do you set out with a goal to help others with your work?
When you go around your day-to-day life are you always aware of how you are processing emotions or experiencing situations, from a creative songwriting perspective?
You recently collaborated with Cavetown on the single “is your bedroom ceiling bored?” How did that partnership come together?
Is there anyone else on your bucket list?
You released the EP ‘I’m Sorry, I’m Not Sorry’ in December 2019. How do you feel about the record now, nine months on?
What can we expect next?
What are your hopes and dreams for Sody?