Slow and mellow indie pop is what Sophie Breton, a Canadian singer and songwriter, does best.
Since the beginning of 2019, she has opted to write her own music with an emphasis on being self-aware, sensitive, and insightful. As a result, Sophie is able to weave tales that linger in the minds of those who hear them.
One-on-one, she offered us a fascinating glimpse into her life, music, aspirations, and current song “Lifetime” which she performed for us. ‘Lifetime,’ the Sophie Breton premiere, will aid in the healing of toxic relationships.
What is your real name?
Actually, my real name is Sophie Breton haha! Surprise!
What’s your official Showbiz name?
Went for the most authentic, with my real name. Couldn’t have anything else than my name as my artist name.
How did you get into music?
Started singing when I was 4. I have always been a creative child. I was writing songs in my bedroom and singing quietly cuz I was too afraid that people would hear me. It was only when I got into college, I was surrounded by artists and I really started to sing seriously and write more. Officially released my first single in 2019 after learning everything by myself on YouTube. I really wanted to prove to myself that I was able to do anything I want and live my dreams while creating songs that people could enjoy.
What field or genre are you into and how would you describe it?
I would say I’m a weird mix of pop/RnB/indie? Hahaha! I think it’s such a great vibe, this mix reminds me of summer sunsets.
What were your first project and the people you worked with and which year?
My first project was in 2019. I was in my first year of university and I was bored and hopeless. I was working a corporate job, 9@5, and then at night I was writing and learning GarageBand on YouTube.
After three big months, I released “I don’t feel good” and it was all done by myself! Certified female producer, really proud of it! It was about anxiety and the fear of being judged in love.
Who or what inspires you or motivates you? And why?
Billie Eilish played a huge role in showing that we can actually create anything from scratch and record in a tiny bedroom. For me, it was a milestone. I was like “Everything is possible, just be creative.”
Any models you look up to? With reason(s) why?
I think it changes. I’m a huge fan of Daniel Caesar. I love everything he does and creates. There’s something human and magical about his artwork.
I also really admire the small independent artist Nathaniel. I think she’s going to break something into the industry. She got something, a Je ne ais quoi, she’s authentic and a strong female figure.
What do you look out for in this line of business?
Honestly, to save my mind from all the bad stuff that happens in the industry. I want to stay true to myself, create music that I love to sing and make people vibe. When I met Shawn Mendes, he told me “Have fun with your creation” so…Let’s just have fun!
What are some of the challenges you face in your career path?
I think the industry will always grow and change, it’s always going to be a game of adaptation. Most importantly, as an artist, you just need to have fun and not stress about that. You need to create in the present.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
Oh god! It’s crazy how it’s a matter of likes and algorithms. I cannot keep the rhythm cuz sometimes it drives me insane and so sad.
I think it can help so many small artists to get known but it’s also a vast industry we are creating online and it can be really hard to find our path. We need to do it because we truly love music from the bottom of our hearts. Don’t do it for the gram!
Do you have any advice for aspiring songwriters?
Have fun! Try and erase, let’s just create songs that will never be heard. You really need to explore everything to find what you love. Don’t hesitate, write everything you have on your mind. We never in a few months what we can make. Be creative, don’t set yourself boundaries.
What is your current project about?
I’m currently in the process of releasing my first EP, took me 3 years to put it together. I’m so happy, I think I found my sound at the moment. It’s all about real thoughts I had on my phones who became songs.
What are your hobbies?
I LOVE cooking. I’m watching so many Tiktoks and trying so many recipes. Weekends are for good food and a good mood.
What do you do aside from this profession?
I’ve been in university for 4 years now, studying graphic design and communication. I’m fascinated by online visuals, it’s really the future. I love doing photography, it just never gets old!
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Take it all now, it’s yours. Let your emotions live. Enjoy!