New Audio: Perth’s Sophia Hansen-Knarhoi Shares Atmospheric “Disguise”

Sophia Hansen-Knarhoi is a Perth-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer with a background in composition and sound design for contemporary dance, which allows the Perth-based artist and her work to create and enhance an intricate visual world.

As a singer/songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, Hansen-Knarhoi is influenced by Björk, Julia Holter and others — with her work also drawing from the natural world she grew up in and its connection to womanhood.

“Disguise” is Hansen-Knarhoi’s debut single and the first single off her forthcoming debut EP, Wildflowers, which is slated for an October release. Centered around an ethereal and lush arrangement of cello, guitar, horns paired with layers vocals, “Disguise” may bring Kishi Bashi’s unique meshing of chamber pop, folk and pop with intimate, lived-in and deeply introspective lyrics.

“I was going through a time in my life where I was struggling to fill the gaps in who I was, so I tried to fill them with the wrong people,” Hansen-Knarhoi explains. “I believed I could find what I needed outside of myself.”