The last couple of years we’ve seen a renewed interest in trip-hop fueled by rising acts like London Grammar and HÆLOS. The Utrecht based psychologist Sofie Letitre also seems to be inspired by the gloomy electronics and tensed melodies of the genre.
Originally born in Groningen, Sofie Letitre joined the creative community Knalland in Utrecht a couple of years ago which helped her broaden her music influences. Collecting a band around her, Sofie’s music became more and more infused with electronics.
This month she released her impressive second EP “Take to Heels“, which she describes herself as “the optimistic twin sister” of debut EP “Uncanny Valley”. Sofie Letitre didn’t pick a certain song as lead single, but centerpiece of the record is definitely the stunning “Not Helping”, a track that starts out quietly but carefully builds up the explosive chorus full of synths and percussion.
Sofie Letitre is touring all over The Netherlands this fall, but with a record this strong it won’t be long before the rest of the world falls in love with her.
Stream “Take to Heels” EP on Soundcloud.