Maija Sofia is an artist to get acquainted with this year for a myriad of reasons. Her music is beautifully sombre in a way that makes you listen tentatively to her words which are stoic in the romanticism of the characters she sings about. Often, her musical arrangements are pared back – a lone guitar, mostly – but never feel simplistic. There are subtle intricacies which allow the lyrics be the focus of her art.
This is exemplified in her new video for her current single, ‘Persephone’ which features Maija amongst nature with contrasting rich hues of burgundy as well as veiled scenes of the musician singing softly.