Available languages: EnglishArmed with an acoustic guitar and an indie folk sensibility, Sophie Hunger is a Swiss singer/songwriter from Zurich whose independently released studio album debut, Monday's Ghost (2008), was a critically acclaimed chart-topping success in her homeland. Born Emilie Jeanne-Sophie Welti Hunger on March 31, 1983, in Berne, Switzerland, she spent parts of her youth abroad, living in England and Germany. She began her recording career as a member of the band Fisher, where she billed herself as Emilie Welti. The band released one album, Fisher (2005), before she embarked on a solo career as a singer/songwriter, changing her performance name to Sophie Hunger. Her full-length solo album debut, Sketches on Sea (2006), was a home-recorded effort that steadily became an underground sensation. It helped, of course, that Hunger was an engaging live performer. Her renown as a live performer led to an appearance at the 2008 Montreux Jazz Festival, among other high-profile appearances. The positive word of mouth and glowing press coverage for Hunger was such that her studio album debut, Monday's Ghost, debuted at number one on the Swiss albums chart upon its release in October 2008 on the independent label Two Gentlemen. The album, sung in English as well as German, was licensed for international release by Universal Music in 2009, and Hunger toured Europe in support of the album's major-label re-release.
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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 31 augustus 2018 | Caroline International
For ten years, Sophie Hunger has been making enchanting folk music. A woman with hybrid tastes, the Swiss musician sometimes even steps out into jazz, when she isn't touring pop or rock. Today, her curiosity is taking her even further afield, with this album, written in Berlin and full of electro sounds. Molecules is a pleasing work that opens strongly with a politically-conscious track: She Makes The President. Given that she wrote the soundtrack to My Life as a Zucchini, this number sounds like it comes straight from an American blockbuster. And with good reason! Written before the election of Donald Trump, Sophie Hunger is imagining the victory of a badass woman in the Presidential race. A prog beat, a minimalist, catchy chorus, and subsequent political developments give the album greater weight. Then the film plunges ahead, each scene more surprising than the last. A double agent on acoustic guitar (Silver Lane), a chase scene with phantom beats (Tricks), African rhythms (I Open A Bar) and a romantic Franglais finale (Coucou). Sophie Hunger's music makes for living tableaux that swarm with details. This is a record halfway between work of art and scientific experiment. © Clara Bismuth/Qobuz
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