erlin-based Neue Deutsche Welle Artist Sofia Portanet has revealed an English language version of her track “Wanderratte” in a new video that mixes footage from the original German language version with scenes in car and the Twin Peaks inspired bar The Black Lodge in Kreuzberg.
Born in Kiel, raised in Paris and now living in Berlin, Sofia explains the various retro influences on her music:
“I love the repetitive, minimalist sounds of Krautrock bands like Neu!, as well as the arrangements, lyrics and music of Ideal, DAF and 80s synth pop. I was also impressed by the visual and musical craze of French avant-garde bands like Les Rita Mitsouko. “
Sofia Portanet’s distinctive vocal style mixes classical and opera influences with likeness to Lene Lovich, Kate Bush and Edith Piaf.
Watch her video for “Wandering Rat” below:
Sofia is signed to Berlin label Duchess Box Records.
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