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"Pure turn-of-the-century power-pop/pop-punk goodness, with a modern attitude and classic rebellious vibe"- Hollywood Life
Stream the "Venice Beach To DC" video here" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLCFkld1eHA
LA raised singer-songwriter Sophia Marie's music is autobiographical. Each of her songs tells the story of a young life in progress. From leaving the sunny, casual west coast for a more buttoned-up DC life at Georgetown University (where she studies International Politics) to a life-changing semester abroad in Dublin, to unrequited romances and lovesick travels, each of these experiences is vividly documented in her music.
Sophia says, "It’s finally here!!! I have always imagined a video to go along with my debut single, and I can't believe it finally became actualized.
I teamed up with fellow Georgetown student and videographer Panna Gattyan to shoot the music video for "Venice Beach to D.C." during our shared spring break. We wanted to make a video that pays homage to Legally Blonde and Clueless, highlighting this LA girl with all pink and crazy outfits in this professional, East-coast preppy, often stuffy environment full of JFKS and Jackies who all have their lives planned out in front of them. In walks this girl who doesn’t really know what she wants to do and where she wants to end up, packing bikinis in her suitcase instead of plaid pencil skirts and ties and other internship attire, wanting to pursue the Arts in addition to International Politics. She does presentations and interns at the embassies in crop tops #iconic.
All the shots were taken at Georgetown University, from its planetarium, Healy Hall, Yates, the Georgetown stadium, Gadsden Hall, the LXR rooftop, and more. While my character initially feels out of place in this new environment, she eventually learns to embrace all her quirk, her weirdness, and her "foreignness," making it known that she is not going anywhere."
Stream Sophia Marie on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7Bpauq9B831uS3NkF2eAI4?si=8SggAgHTTNuYmuyz_GfO8A&nd=1
Singer and songwriter Sophia Marie George is a Los Angeles native and junior in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Harboring various passions, she finds herself oscillating (sometimes rather chaotically) between many different realms: her major in International Politics, her authorship of creative works, and her love for acting in addition to her music.
Sophia often feels like an ambitious, lust-for-life, nomadic kind of girl without a particular direction, one who doesn’t know exactly what she wants to do or who she wants to be or where she wants to end up, and her storytelling reflects that indecisiveness, that impulsiveness, that desire to do everything while she’s young. Drawing from her identity as a self-proclaimed “hopeless romantic,” Sophia has a penchant for romanticizing historical figures and events, contemporary lovers, and foreign cities, weaving in the story of her West Coast roots in sunny Los Angeles, her university life in the political and cosmopolitan mecca that is Washington D.C., and her role as an expatriate in foreign cities.
A shamelessly emotional person, Sophia’s vulnerability stands out, with witty lyrics and asides giving comedic, realist commentary on the different places and situations she finds herself in. She is a girl still very much figuring it all out, the kind of crazy soul who seeks out every opportunity and every emotion life can offer. A wildness that sometimes contradicts her inexperienced and naive demeanor, a romanticism that contradicts her occasional feelings of disillusionment, and a performative personality that often contradicts her desire for authenticity.
Sophia Marie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/la.sophiamarie/
Photo: Kate Lawlor