Maija Sofia

Dublin, County Dublin

Maija Sofia is a musician and writer from rural Galway. Her striking debut album 'Bath Time', a collection of songs exploring female experiences and shadow histories throughout art, history and folklore was released in November 2019 through Trapped Animal Records and received unanimous praise across Irish and UK media. It was nominated for the prestigious RTE Choice Award Irish Album of the Year and was described in the Sunday Times as "quietly breathtaking [...] the arrival of a unique new voice." She is an arts council Next Generation awarded artist.

"A real timeless quality is rare in so much of modern music, but the delicate timbre of Maija Sofia's music is impossible to ascribe to particular moment. She doesn't occupy an easily identifiable space - there are few genres which could accurately pinpoint her sound - and the ease with which she weaves grand tales of mythos into short and delicate folk tunes suggests a true finesse. Her subject matter is seldom trivial - abuse, mythological stories, feminism and loss are considered with a confident serenity.."
- Andrea Cleary, The Irish Times

" There is a timeless quality to Sofia’s songwriting style that becomes more crucial with each listen." 5/5 Louise Bruton, The Irish Times

"awe-inspiring depth [...] a triumph" 10/10 The Last Mixed Tape

"a natural storyteller [...] people will be listening to Maija Sofia’s work for many, many years to come."
Zara Hedderman, Totally Dublin

"Brutally beautiful. The messages of Bath Time are vitally important. " 9/10
Craig Howieson, The Line of Best Fit


maijasofiamusic at gmail dot com

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