5 Questions: Sofia Wolfson

Sofia Wolfson | Photo credit: Chris Almeida

Sofia Wolfson is a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. Wolfson took her first steps to her dad strumming “Norwegian Wood” on his Taylor Guitarpicked up the guitar at age 6, and began writing her own songs by age 9. She played her first show when she was thirteen, a pimply high school freshman singing about homework woes, boy troubles and the overwhelming feeling of growing up. Her latest EP Adulting contains songs inspired by her first year of college, touching on topics of isolation, independence and the growing pains of adulthood. The single “Nothing’s Real” is a song about disassociation. About feeling out of place, unable to relate to your surroundings or fit into a community. About finding yourself stuck in the same patterns. About fearing you can’t keep up. Like the world is changing so fast around you and even though you try, you can’t adapt. The EP overall paints Wolfson’s first year on the East Coast through laid back drums and distorted guitar tones, sounds she continues to explore live.

You can keep up with Sofia Wolfson at her website.

1. What’s been keeping you up at night?
Tiger King. Watching it, thinking about it, having nightmares about it.

Sofia Wolfson | Photo credit: Chris Almeida

2. What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen or heard lately?
I’ve been loving this new Disq record, Collector. I can get into a bit of a funk listening to strictly slow songwriter music and really needed a change of pace for these bizarre times. Disq offers a bit of an escape for me.

3. What’s the most exciting thing you’re working on right now?
I’ve definitely been feeling pressure to make a lot of stuff now that we have all this inside time, but I’m trying to pace myself, do a lot of yoga, spend time with my dog. But I have been demoing a bunch of songs that I’m hoping will be on my next record! 

Sofia Wolfson | Photo credit: Vivian Wolfson

4. If you could add anyone, alive or dead to your team, who would it be?
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with Ottessa Moshfegh’s writing. Her book of short stories Homesick for Another World has been inspiring my own writing lately. I wonder if she’d want to co-write a song … 

5. When the movie of your life is made, what will it be called?

No Worries if Not: The Sofia Wolfson Story