|Sophie Marie - AUSTRALIAN MUSIC
Marie, born in
has resided in Australia for the last six years. She is
successfully catering for Australian music lovers,
especially those who love their rock.
keep talking about the lack of rock that was alive in the
eighties. A lot of those bands are still going; they may
not be played on the radio, but people still love them … so
I would like to bring back that sound. It suits my writing
style and people dig it. I get a lot of praise on MySpace
[about] how much they love my voice and my music, and I just
think that Australian’s particularly like their rock, and
[are] ready for some more rock. And more … hard rock!”
Marie’s music encompasses a diversity of hard rock, pop rock
and powerful ballads. Her music has been described as being
a mixture of Metallica, Guns and Roses and
She does not confine her writing to a specific emotion, but
uses whatever emotion she may be experiencing at the time to
write her music. Her lyrics revolve around love and sex,
pain and despair, “All the good stuff!”
are totally in love with someone, you can express it and I
have written a lot of love songs and a lot of sexual songs,
and it is only when you are actually with someone you can
actually appreciate and express this fully. And it just
comes through my music,” she explains.
upcoming album Twisted sifts through the emotions of
falling in love, wanting that love, then being hurt by that
love, which in turn makes you stronger at the end of it
all. But she says each song’s meaning is up the listener to
decide. It is what each song represents for the listener
that is important.
Marie gives great credit to her husband, Stephen, as her
inspiration and support:
wasn’t for him I would not be doing this [making music]. He
has supported me through everything: my ups and downs
(especially my downs), and has pushed me and urged me to
continue on when I wanted to quit, … basically told me how
good I am and how much he believes in my music, and if it
wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be doing it,” she says.
Marie was not aware of her musical talent until October 2006
after defeating a fear of heights. Dealing with this fear
head on, she accomplished rock climbing which then led her
to discover her gift of music. Like any true musician she
is not prepared to comprise her sound, but dreams of being
nominated for the Arias.
feel like a sense of accomplishment because I don’t work for
money, money is a secondary thing. I get more kicks out of
getting praised ... So my reward is getting praise for the
work I’ve done,” she highlights.
she hopes to share her music by touring the world and giving
people what they have longed to hear for some time.
enjoys a variety of Australian music including Vanessa Amorosi
even though their style is not the same.
“I admire Vanessa
because she has put a lot of work and time, and her voice! She’s
just been very successful. She is very strong and has a strong
personality and a strong voice to back it up.”
Article written by Chrissy Layton, AusNotebook Music & Creative 6/1/09
Photos courtesy of Sophie Marie
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