Sofia Torchia was raised in Barga but then emigrated halfway around the world to Adelaide in Australia.
At the age of 17 she picked up her first guitar and, inspired by the cultural adjustments and struggles after her move to another continent and lifestyle in Australia began writing Beatle-esque pop songs.
With a background of an Honors Degree in music, Sofia’s songwriting has emerged through arranging layered and intricate instrumentations.
Her self-produced compositions balance electronica with r&b vocal inflections and rhythms.
Shut Your Mouth hints at a wistful desire to return to the Prince era reverb.
Its quintessentially pop sound with big drumbeats and a catchy melody is the result of a songwriting collaboration between Sofia and fellow Adelaide based producer/songwriter Mario Späte.
Mario Späte (aka Badcop) is a producer / writer / sound designer / mixing engineer based in South Australia. His work takes him from contemporary music to theatre and television. Mario has worked and written with some of the biggest names in Australian music, toured internationally and his productions have received airplay on Triple J and commercial radio. – site is here
The lyrics ‘do you remember how it used to feel’ saturate the song with nostalgia, as Shut Your Mouth revels in the growing confidence of someone who doesn’t need to be saved by a flickering relationship to be ok.
painter and photographer - started barganews.com, the first on line news site in Tuscany, Italy back in 1996