17-year-old Dublin singer-songwriter Sophie Doyle Ryder has released her new single, Too Much. We asked her the BIG questions . . .
"I wrote the song about a relationship that was super one-sided. I felt like it was always me giving and always him taking," she says, adding that she hopes that the song will help people explore their feelings of heartbreak and healing.
Sophie plays upstairs in Whelan's, Dublin on September 19.
Tell us three things about yourself?
I'm a singer. I’m from Malahide, Dublin. I love food!
How would you describe your music?
I would describe my music as feel-good pop. Most of my songs are about overcoming breakups and loving yourself.
Who are your musical inspirations?
I have sooo many musical inspirations. My favourite right now is Ariana Grande. She is so talented and hard-working. My favourite song of hers is No Tears Left to Cry. I love it so much because it’s super self-empowering! I also love artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish. I love to take inspiration from their fashion, music videos and things like that.
How did you occupy yourself during the coronavirus lockdown?
Music, music and more music!! I spent the whole of lockdown writing and singing. I’ve been learning to play guitar too. I got into cooking and baking a lot more as well, it’s so fun.
What’s your favourite song right now?
Too Much by me!! Duh!!
Favourite lyric of all time?
My fav lyric by me is "I might want you, but I don’t need you". My fav lyric by someone else is "My life’s been survival of the fittest, but I did it" Older Than I am by Lennon Stella.
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life what would it be?
In Da Club by 50 Cent, I’d constantly be dancing.
Where can people find your music/more information?
Insta - @sophiedoyleryder
YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music- Sophie Doyle Ryder