In recent years within the music industry there has not been a core of female artists whose voice can stand out amongst others. Yet every now and again the musical gene pool gives us an inspirational voice. One such up-and-coming recording artist is Sophia Cruz. The stunning brunette has a voice that incites emotion and gets your feet moving.
Sophia has infused many styles of music. Be it jazz or even folk, Sophia incorporates it all. Her love for all types of music was evident–even at a young age. One of her stronger influences was Michael Jackson.
“Growing up, my musical identity has been shaped by many influences. I love artists with strong voices and a sense of individuality such as Michael Jackson. I have a real affinity for female singers with strong voices such as Etta James, Christina Aguilera, and Alicia Keys. I think that successful singers have a quality in their voice that is timeless, which I really appreciate.”
Sophia has recently embarked on a musical journey that will help her to fulfill the dream of developing into a quality recording artist. She currently has her first single entitled “Under Your Spell” which was released by Amathus Music. She came in contact with longtime songwriter/producer/remixer Chris “The Greek” Panaghi who presented a few songs to her and it eventually turned out that “Under Your Spell” would be the first to record.
“After we recorded them he decided that ‘Under Your Spell’ would be the perfect first single to debut. I love the song and I think that the lyrics and music blend perfectly to create a catchy, contagious beat.”
To promote the song, Amathus Music started to set dates for Sophia to perform the hot single. She was a featured act at one of the local hotspots–Plato’s in Astoria, Queens. The night was a very successful one with the packed crowd swaying and dancing along to the track. Under Your Spell has already caught the ear of key Mixshow DJ’s and Record Pools on a national level which is amazing by music industry standards since the single was just recently released.
Besides being a featured act at a notable nightclub, her debut single is also being featured on various compilations. It is rare that a new recording artist on the scene can achieve that so early in the game.
“To have just started out and already have the chance to be on a playlist makes me feel confident that the music will do very well. A compilation is a great way to find new music because if you are interested in a few tracks on the CD, chances are the other songs will be equally as compelling. If I gain at least one more fan from the compilation releases, then I will be happy!”
Even though Sophia has made a splash with her first single, she is far from over. She is currently hard at work in the studio with Chris Panaghi featured on his recent release, “As Good As Sin,” which has just broken onto the Billboard Dance Club Chart and on its way to the top. Sophia is also working on collaborations with Keven Maroda and DJ Zilos to be released in the near future.
On the horizon for Sophia is her upcoming performance at the one of the premiere clubs in America, FUR in Washington, DC. Her performance is going to be showcased by Dance Radio Network as part of the National Association of Broadcasters Convention that brings together the elite Radio stations in America. “It will be an honor to be apart of this event that houses the best of the best in the radio business.”
Sophia Cruz has already formulated a foundation and will stop at nothing to build on that. At the present time she is focusing on promoting herself as much as possible. Sophia is a motivated individual with a strong soulful voice that will surely make some serious waves in the music industry.