Maija Sofia’s ‘Persephone’ is an ode to oppressed women throughout history

Galway singer-songwriter Maija Sofia’s ‘Persephone’ is the musician’s best single song yet. Dispensing (or rather graduating) with lo-fi recording techniques, ‘Persephone’ was produced and recorded by North London electronic artist Gazel.

‘Persephone’ is an intimate folk pop song that Sofia says is a song “of despair, an ethereal retelling of the Greek tale of a kidnapped goddess trapped in the mythical underworld, layered with echoes of the modern-world’s political chaos. With samples from Sylvia Plath, the song is an ode to the many talented women throughout history who have been oppressed and overshadowed at the hands of an abuser.”

It’s her first release since ‘Stains’.

Sofia is on a short tour in London this week with Irish dates later this month and in March.

Persephone Tour

15/2 – The Water Rats, Kings Cross, London
16/2 – The Waiting Room, Stoke Newington, London (with Gazel)
17/2 – The Comrade Club, Manor House, London
23/2 – The Crow Club, Crow Bar, Dublin
15/3 – The Roisín Dubh, Galway

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