What is your names?
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you.
I am a 19 year old singer-songwriter from San Francisco, California. I have been writing songs since I was about 11 years old. My brother and I were always both into music and when I was in high school we started writing music together. Now I have three singles out, Start the Fire, Feel the Same, and I have just released Imposter Syndrome. All three singles were written by my brother Harry and I. The singles were also produced by Harry. Harry and I write and produce all our songs from home in a studio/bedroom. I am also currently I freshman in college at the University of San Francisco studying Music and Social Justice.
What made you go into music?
I went into music because it was always the first thing on my mind. It is one of the biggest parts of my life. Ever since I started singing at 8 years old, my life has revolved around it. Even when I am in school or doing other hobbies, I am always thinking of lyrics and ideas. I think it was one of the only things that came naturally to me so I just always felt I’d go into music somehow.
Who are your influences?
So many people, but some of the main ones are Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Ashe, Carole King, H.E.R and Stevie Nicks.
Are you a signed?
No, I am an independent artist right now.
You released your single ‘Imposter Syndrome’, tell us more about the single.
This is my third single and personally one of my favourite songs I have ever written. The song is about Imposter Syndrome. The concept of Imposter Syndrome is a fear that no matter what you have achieved or learned, others might find out or think that you are a fraud. It is an irrational self-doubt that turns against you. I wrote the song after seeing a TikTok of someone explaining what Imposter Syndrome was. As they were explaining it, I realized that I fear that all the time and I started thinking of times I have had Imposter Syndrome, then I thought of the lyrics to the first verse.
What is the meaning behind the Single?
The meaning behind this single is even when you are aware of something that is holding you back or a fear that you have, you can still be stuck by it. Even though you might still experience it, it can help to have a name or an idea if what that fear is. When I think of my Imposter Syndrome, I think of the fear in the back of me mind that that people will see that things they think I am somewhat good, I have been faking at. Which is isn’t true, but it is still a fear. For example, before a gig I get scared that people will find out that I can’t actually sing and that I have been faking or have just been lucky. In the verses I described times I have felt Imposter Syndrome and the chorus is how it exactly makes me feel. The lyrics are “Imposter Syndrome has go the tied down” because after I learned what Imposter Syndrome, I was able to see what was holding me back, but it didn’t eliminate the fear. Harry and I wanted the production to be very specific to that feeling of self-doubt when you know you are irrationally overthinking something, yet still can’t escape it.
Who did you work with on the song?
I wrote the song with my brother, Harry Egan, and Harry produced the track. It was mixed and mastered by Ian Kimmel.
Will we see a music video for the track?
I think so, I am currently working on ideas for a music video!
What else can we expect in 2020 and Early 2021?
I have another single coming January 2021 that I am very excited for. My brother and I have been working a lot since we are both at homes. I am doing online school and he works from home, so we have more time to work and a lot of new music as a result. I can’t wait to share it in the new year!
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
In 5 years, I hope to have released an album and be touring that album. I hope to still be doing what I love, writing songs, and maybe helping others through those songs. When I think of different points in my life, I always think of a song that was special to me at that time. If one of my songs could be even a small part of someones life that brings them happiness, comfort, or any emotion at all, then I would be so happy. I hope five years from now, my music has done that for some people and I get to spend my days traveling bringing the music to them.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
There are so many, but right now the main one is “your life isn’t yours if you always care what others think”. I try to remind myself of that daily, though it can be a hard thing to grasp
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Well first, I can never forget my inhaler. Which is a very boring and somewhat obvious thing, but it is very important I have it. Another thing is my journal, in case I am very nervous and I need to write out my feelings or practice what I am going to talk about. The third thing I always need is a snack because I always get hungry. Artists always get to gigs earlier to set up and always find myself starving if I forget a snack. A fourth think I cannot forget is my guitar which is my main instrument. Lastly, this isn’t a thing, but I almost always bring my mom with me to gigs because she is my best friend and always brings me comfort when I get nervous.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yes! My Instagram and my TikTok is @sophie.egan