Sophie May

24 year old one to watch Sophie May has released her anticipated second EP Worst Thoughts In The World. The EP has already received early praise from the likes of NME, who hailed it “bold and brilliant”.

Worst Thoughts In The World is the follow up to Sophie’s debut EP You Do Not Need To Be Good, and features co-writes with indie heavyweights such as Matt Maltese (‘Worst Thoughts In The World’), Spector’s Fred Macpherson (‘Killing You In My Sleep’) with additional production by Josh Scarbrow (Arlo Parks, Matt Maltese). It’s a beautiful body of work that once again perfectly encapsulates Sophie’s mature songwriting capabilities with her astute lyrical vulnerability and deft turn of phrase that has won over fans across the internet and beyond.

Commenting on the EP, Sophie says: “My second EP focuses on personal experiences while also looking inward and trying to make light of my state of mind. Struggling with intrusive thoughts and feeling like a bad person can create clouded judgement, making it hard to trust yourself and what you know to be true. I found myself reflecting on past relationships and trying to figure out where it all started but at the same time I attempted to keep the humour alive because if you don’t laugh you’ll cry. Or in my case, if I don’t laugh, I’ll convince myself I’ve poisoned my family.”

Following festival sets over the summer at the likes of Latitude, Sophie May also played Reeperbahn in addition to Pitchfork Festival in Paris in late 2023, following her biggest headline show to date at a sold-out London’s Omeara, and a string of packed out shows in Australia. Sophie also supported Dublin stars Inhaler at the Roundhouse in October and was hand selected by Rae Morris to perform at a curated show at Groucho.

Sophie’s debut EP You Do Not Have To Be Good featured AA-side singles ‘With The Band’/ ‘Bruises & Scratches’ and ‘Bad Man’ / ‘High Life’. The EP also received a swell of support at national press from the likes of The Sunday Times Culture (where she was crowned a ‘Breaking Act’), The Observer (who dubbed her a ‘One to watch’), NME (where she featured as a ‘First On’ artist, drawing comparisons to classic songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Carole King, and modern talents like Sam Fender and Wet Leg), The FADER, Bricks Magazine, Hunger Magazine, Spindle Magazine, The Line Of Best Fit, Dork, and more. Jack Saunders at BBC Radio 1, Steve Lamacq at BBC Radio 6 Music (where she took part in his Roundtable show), and Jess Iszatt at BBC London / Introducing have also provided swathes of support at UK radio.

Sophie has a hugely dedicated online following, finding fans in megastars like Billie Eilish (who has commented on her TikTok videos) and Celeste (who reached out to Sophie and the two have since worked together in the studio). Sophie has also been writing new music with Luca Buccellati who produced Arlo Parks’ Mercury Prize winning debut Collapsed In Sunbeams. Sophie May has already accumulated over 460k monthly listeners on Spotify with over 1M combined streams.

Sophie May currently has over 210k followers on TikTok (where she was selected as part of their latest ‘Unsigned’ campaign featuring on billboards across major UK cities), 93k followers on Instagram, an accumulated 800k streams across demo snippets on Soundcloud, and over 1000+ superfans on her active Discord server. Sophie May also released a second edition photo / lyric book after the first edition of 100 completely sold out