Mon, Jul 15
06:30 PM

  217 E Houston St
New York, New York,United States 10002




For as long as Sofie Tollefsbøl can remember, she’s been surrounded by music. From the classical piano lessons she took as a child to the blues festivals and concerts that her guitar-obsessed older brother shared with her to the seventies rock she discovered at school, music has been a constant presence in her life. It wasn’t until she started singing in high school that she stumbled upon the path that she walks to this day. “We were being taught basic jazz stuff in music class,” she recalls, “so I started checking out Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, those kind of artists. Then I found Erykah Badu and D’Angelo – the whole neo soul thing – and I was like: ‘What? How is this music even possible?’ It seemed like the perfect mix of everything I’d been loving for so long.” Inspired, it was the moment that Tollefsbøl resolved to start writing her own music. To begin with she just “messed around” with a midi keyboard and GarageBand but she soo