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Taking advantage of the space left by artists who are pushing the boundaries of genre, like Kacey Musgraves and Maren Morris, Sophia Scott focuses on gentle, contemporary country-pop that doesn’t strictly follow conventional definitions of the genre. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that she gained her first notoriety online by covering Rihanna and Chris Stapleton; from the beginning, she made it clear that she didn’t distinguish between pop, country, and R&B. Her string of hits from 2017 and 2018, which included the widely shared “She Ain’t Me,” saw her fusing sophisticated pop music suitable for radio play with country imagery, solidifying her place as Shania Twain’s heir. In 2022, her debut EP, One of These Days, was finally released after a string of more hits.
Scott initially fell in love with Twain when she was a young girl in Boulder, Colorado, especially after listening to the album Come on Over. She soon broadened her horizons, experimenting with both ’90s R&B and classic rock. She started uploading acoustic renditions of contemporary hits to her YouTube channel when she was in her teens. She gained popularity for her renditions of Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey” and Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain.”
After moving to Los Angeles, Scott started writing original music. 2016 saw the release of her first digital single, “China,” and in 2017 she released a live covers EP along with the single “Closure.” Scott released a number of singles in 2018, one of which was “She Ain’t Me,” which quickly gained popularity on social media. Prior to the release of her first studio EP, One of These Days, in June 2022, she followed the singles format for 2019’s “Drink Too Much Wine,” 2020’s “Beauty in the Flaws,” and several others with a larger fan base in tow. ~ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas