Live Concert Photography: Sophie Colette at Rockwood Music Hall 1/27/20
Sophie Colette is an emerging Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter and indie pop artist. Initially relocating to New York to pursue fashion design, Colette pivoted her ambitions to music after being scouted at a high school reunion by The Party Faithful‘s bassist. Roughly a month later, Colette wound up contributing vocals, keys and synth for the band, playing with the band at venues across the New York metropolitan area. Interestingly, during that same period, she met Degraw Sound producer Ben Rice, who she later presented with a stack of sketchbooks filled with lyrics and visual palettes, which eventually became the genesis of her solo work.
“Tonite,” off her debut EP Strangers and Lovers was featured at Jasmine Chong’s runway presentation to the editors of Vogue, WWD, Elle and others during 2017’s New York Fashion Week. Selected footage from her Stephen Dirkes-directed music video for “Get Close” was nominated for Best Creative Concept, Art Direction and Visual Effects at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival. And building upon a growing profile, Colette supported Strangers and Lovers with a European tour with Berlin-based indie-folk project The Crystal Elephant.
Since then the New York-based indie pop artist has released a handful of shimmering pop singles that have caught the attention of the blogosphere, including my dear friends at Glamglare, Adam’s World Blog and elsewhere, as well as airplay on French radio station Déclic Radio 101.1FM.
Now, if you were frequenting this site last year, you may recall that I wrote about “Would You Like It?,” a single, which continues an ongoing run of shimmering and dreamy synth pop centered around Colette’s achingly vulnerable vocals. Since its release, the track has seen the remix treatment with DJ Fatcat creating a shimmering, club friendly house take.
Of course, before the official release of the DJ Fatcat remix, Colette played a set at Rockwood Music Hall that featured her previously released work including “Version” and the aforementioned “Would You Like It,” as well as chamber pop-like take on Cheap Trick’s “I Want You To Want Me.” Check out some photos from the show below.