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Sophie Francis releases ‘Without You’ on Spinnin’ Records

With all her incredible career accomplishments, you’d expect that Sophie Francis would have been on the music scene for many years now, so it often surprises fans to learn that she has just turned 18. Sophie has taken her homeland by storm and become a media darling of The Netherlands proving that with talent, guidance and passion, age is just a number.

With her star on the rise, Spinnin’ Records made a bold move and signed the young talent to the label in January. ‘Without You’ is out today-February 17th and features a brand new vocal talent, discovered by Sophie herself. The song debuted on Tiesto’s Club Life Radio and on SiriusXM’s betaBPM show with Liquid Todd earlier in the month.

The wonderful thing about Sophie is that she is without ego and strictly moving within her own vision. She’s uncluttered and unaffected by her success, she’s truly focused on making great music and being the best version of herself she can be.

Take ‘Without You’ for example. Not versed in the formulaic art of production, Sophie writes in a more organic way. Her management organized a writing camp with Sophie last November with many talented writers and producers, but some of them stood out. The vibe was right and the writing was flowing- they were in ‘the zone.’ ‘Without You’ was one of the 4 songs that came of the writing session with Dutch songwriting duo, The Companions. As part of the creation process, vocals were laid by one of the writers, Sasha Rangas, purely for demo purposes. Sophie loved his voice and felt he conveyed the feeling of the song perfectly. The only problem, he wasn’t a singer and he was shocked that she wanted to use his vocals. He insisted Sophie use a ‘real singer’ for ‘Without You’. Sophie respected his decision and listened to a myriad of potentials to record the vocals, but she kept coming back to that demo and the sound of Sasha. She had to convince the shy songwriter that he was in fact the right voice for this song. After a month of gentle persuading, she finally had her yes and wasted no time getting him into the studio. The result is the perfect marriage of music, melody and vocals.

“When we wrote the song I never thought about singing it, I am a writer, not a singer. It’s so crazy to hear myself on the record. Who knows what new side of me will come out after this ”. Sasha Rangas

“I am so happy having Sasha’s voice on the record!! He is so talented!! ‘Without You’ is a universal message for overcoming breakups. I’d love that it makes people feel good.” 🙂 -Sophie Francis

The gem of this story is that sometimes out-of-the-box thinking and having trust in your vision can bring an unexpected and amazing outcome. It’s a testament to the creative process when one artist can see in another what they cannot and then work to bring that talent out. If we all practiced this trait a little more, think of the untapped magic we could unlock in our family, friends and colleagues.

Of course, Sasha will need to come to terms with the simple fact that he can, actually sing, and that ‘Without You’ is soon-to-be a bona fide radio smash. The next bit of cajoling will come when he’s asked to perform ‘Without You’ live with Sophie this year. Will he take the stage? Stay tuned!

Sophie Francis – Without You

Without You is out today on on Spinnin’ Records. Buy or stream ‘Without You’ here.

Sophie Francis will be heading to the US for select dates in Miami- March 18-28 including her first ever US appearance at The Ultra Music Festival

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