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November 27th, 2020

Sophia Bel releases Princess of The Dead, Vol. II and unveils a video clip for the song No More

Sophia Bel
November 25th, 2020

Mark Clennon unveils new single Don’t Start A Fire

Mark Clennon
November 13th, 2020

BEYRIES releases Encounter and unveils a music video for the song Graceless

BEYRIES
November 5th, 2020

LUMIÈRE joins Bonsound and releases debut single LA.BELLE.JOURNÉE 1971

LUMIÈRE
October 30th, 2020

Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu release a cinematic music video for Back To Rock

Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu
October 23rd, 2020

Pierre Kwenders and Clément Bazin unveil Classe Tendresse

Pierre Kwenders
October 14th, 2020

BEYRIES releases new song Closely and announces the release of her sophomore album

BEYRIES
October 8th, 2020

Sophia Bel unveils new single, Voyage Astral

Sophia Bel
October 1st, 2020

Pierre Kwenders and Clément Bazin share second single, Ego

Pierre Kwenders
September 25th, 2020

Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu unveil Renegade Breakdown

Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu
September 10th, 2020

Pierre Kwenders and Clément Bazin share Sentiment, the first single from Classe Tendresse, their collaborative EP to be released on October 23rd

Pierre Kwenders
September 9th, 2020

Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu unveil a new single, Worst Comes To Worst

Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu
August 27th, 2020

Laurence-Anne unveils a video for Géométrie, part of a short film that accompanies her EP Accident

Laurence-Anne
August 26th, 2020

Milk & Bone announce the exclusive release of their EP DIVE on vinyl for Record Store Day

Milk & Bone
August 18th, 2020

Sophia Bel unveils You’re Not Real You’re Just a Ghost

Sophia Bel
August 14th, 2020

Laurence-Anne unveils Accident

Laurence-Anne
August 12th, 2020

Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu joins Bonsound & delivers their first single

Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu
August 6th, 2020

BEYRIES unveils Over Me

BEYRIES
August 5th, 2020

Laurence-Anne joins Bonsound

Laurence-Anne

Sophia Bel unveils You’re Not Real You’re Just a Ghost

Montreal-based artist, singer, and producer Sophia Bel has always been slightly out of step with her surroundings. Born in Michigan to a Quebecois father and a Dutch-American mother, Bel grew up intrigued by the mysterious sounds of trip-hop and drum ‘n’ bass in the era of Britney and Christina. Her black fingernail polish made her the target of bullies at her school in suburban Quebec City, earning her the nicknames “Emo” and “Princess of the Dead.” As an artist, she’s reclaiming those hurtful names and owning them.

Today, Sophia Bel releases her new single You’re Not Real You’re Just A Ghost - her first release on Bonsound. Produced by CRi (also known for his collaborations with Charlotte Cardin and Milk & Bone), the moody, alt-pop track is an angsty, ironic kiss-off from the perspective of someone who’s been ghosted. And what better way to deliver this put down than with the aloofness of a misunderstood teenager from the 2000s pop punk era? You're Not Real You're Just a Ghost is the first single from her upcoming sophomore EP Princess of the Dead Vol.2, out this November.

You're Not Real You're Just a Ghost is out now on all music services.

“I wanted to explore the accumulation of repressed angst that was evoked when rediscovering the pop-punk bands of my teenage years. You're Not Real You're Just a Ghost is a satirical take on the frustrations caused by a general lack of communication in relationships, referencing the blink-182, Good Charlotte, Avril Lavigne era,” Bel explains.

The new single is accompanied by a JF Suavé-directed video, which explores the fun and nostalgic feel of the track, as well as its eeriness and bittersweetness. These universal emotions are translated on screen by juxtaposing sunny images of Bel roaming around empty, suburban streets and fields, with gloomy but colourful shots of her dancing and singing. The result is weirdly empowering.

Watch and share the video for You're Not Real You're Just a Ghost via YouTube.

Every song Bel writes is about something real - an experience or scattered thought brought to life. Her songwriting process is intuitive, either starting with a musical idea from the piano or personal, inscrutable words jotted down on her phone. Not afraid to cover vastly different sonic territory with every release, Bel focuses on capturing the right feeling in that moment. For her, pop is more an aesthetic to pull from than a goal to achieve.

Plucking from a diverse array of musical styles to assemble her unique sonic bricolage, her rich soundscape is a patchwork of underground electronic music, skater punk, guitar folk, and even Quebecois hippie music. Lyrically, Bel delves into serious subjects aimed at anyone who’s ever felt alienated, but does so with an occasional self-deprecating wink and her ever present sardonic wit. With refreshing candor, she never wants the listener to get too comfortable with their surroundings. In Sophia Bel’s world, clichés are ripe for deconstructing.

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