Sophia Fredskild, 20 year old pop singer-songwriter of mixed Malaysian and Danish parentage has just released her first ever Malay song titled, ‘Menanti Cinta’. Followed up with an English version titled ‘Waiting For Love’, which will be out later this month.
Sophia who grew up in Kuala Lumpur, discovered her love and talent of singing at a young age, when she joined her school choir and participated in school talent shows. Her passion for the arts continued to grow as she started looking for opportunities to get involved in more professional productions. Among the theatre and musical productions she has been involved in are Bites of Delights (Rhythm in Bronze), Seussical Jr. The Musical (Enfiniti Academy) and Sinbad the Musical (KLPac).
Learning to play the guitar on her own, Sophia developed a passion for songwriting at age 13. Penning her first ever song titled ‘Shooting Star’. Her ability to write catchy melodies and lyrics lead her to participate in the Short+Sweet festivals at KLPac and open mic venues around KL, where Sophia showcased her original composed songs in acoustic settings. Her drive to have her original songs produced professionally led her to a chance songwriting collaboration with Malaysian DJ/songwriter/producer Cuurley aka Bo Amir with whom Sophia co wrote the English song ‘Go!’. Published under the music labels, Vicious Records (Australia) and Paranormal Records (Malaysia).
Sophia also released her second English collaboration ‘More Than You See’ earlier this year (read more about the release here in our previous article). A collaboration with Russian DJ/Songwriter/Producer Alexey Dorokhov aka Dorox. Other than music, Sophia has always been active in sports and in her school days balanced her passion for music with her love for playing football and netball, which taught her the importance of commitment and determination in pursuing her singing career. ‘Menanti Cinta’ is the first of many singles that Sophia has in the works to be published in future. With an eventual release of her debut album in the coming years.
'Menanti Cinta' is now playing on our radio station streaming Asia-wide hits 24/7. Listen here.