‘Serena Sophia’ from Glasgow is known for her truthful and soulful vocals and lyrics about life, love and loss. Discover her fantabolous work ‘Butterfly’ the December 15th in Formula Indie
Serena Sophia is a 27 year old singer-songwriter, dancer and actress from Glasgow in Scotland.
Serena Sophia has lived and breathed music most of her life. She has a degree in Music from the University of Glasgow and a Masters in Musical Theatre from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She also plays piano and saxophone and worked as a singer/dancer/musician in Ibiza, New York, Dominican Republic, Miami, London performing on cruise ships and so forth.
Serena is known for her dark soulful vocals and also truthful lyrics about love and life. Her debut single ‘Diary of thoughts’ was released in December of 2020, with a video released in February 2021. Her second single ‘Hold On’ was released in May of 2021 and has featured on various dance tracks since with the most recent one ‘Anthem’ soaring its way through playlists, radio stations and articles throughout the UK and Europe. her most exciting inclusion as a fan of dance music was to be placed on Tiesto’s dance anthems on Spotify.
Serena’s next single ‘Butterfly’ is set to be released on October 8th and Serena is very much looking forward to letting people hear how raw and real this track is. The song began with Serena posting a reel on instagram improvising over a guitar loop she found on Youtube. She was then contacted by a producer on instagram called Say Hello to Rufus (Ben Lobban), whom she is now very close friends with. Ben wanted to develop the song as he saw great potential in it and then simply Butterfly was born, with Ben arranging the music to Serena’s melody and lyrics.The song itself is rough around the edges and this was done on purpose as she wanted it to be as real as possible. The vocals were recorded in the UK’s third lockdown in her music room in her house, something Serena does not normally do, however the vocals that were produced from this recording seemed to special to replicate and herself and Ben decided to keep these for the recording, despite some of the jingling from her many bracelets she wears on her wrists in some of the recordings . Butterfly is a song sung to herself, dealing with strength, self love and acceptance of her life. It is about allowing yourself to feel what you feel in the moment, being lost about everything but accepting this and finding out ways to turn this around. There was a time a number of years ago Serena felt extremely alone despite the presence of loving friends and family. It did not help that there was also someone present in her life that sucked every ounce of energy she had. Butterfly shows Serena singing to herself provoking the emotions she feels within her to encourage her to change her life and see how special she is. The Butterflies represent various things whether that be the people who care about her, an energy, all which lead her to see the beauty in life. At the end we hear Serena singing ‘I’ll make my new life, Ill choose my own path’ and we truly know that the song is ending on a high and Serena is beginning to soar into her new found freedom.
Serena has featured on various radio stations such as Cam Glen, Amazing Radio, Pulse Radio and BBC Rapal and KISS FM. She has also featured on a number of established blogs and playlists including Apple Music editorial playlists for new Dance Tracks, Release Radar and many more.