Telenovela is Sofia Monroy‘s debut EP, released independently on May 12th. During her upbringing in Luleå, far up north in Sweden, Telenovelas were repeatedly shown on TV due to her family’s Mexican origins. A telenovela is a type of television serial drama or soap opera produced primarily in Latin America. The word combines tele (for “television”) and novela (meaning “novel”).
Cover Art photo credit: Caroline Hägg
Sofia’s own Telenovela contains the artist’s own stories and experiences, but just like an honest Latin American Telenovela, her Telenovela contains, among other things, drama, jealousy, comedy and sadness. The last few years have been decisive for the artist’s musical expression, increasingly experimenting with Spanish and English. At the same time, the Scandinavian melodies are heard through, set to music in a soulful way. The lyrics contain a mixture of English with a touch of Spanish – something that describes the artist’s identity and background.
Sofia Monroy‘s latest single ‘Control‘ was picked up on rotation on Swedish national radio P3 and mentioned by Per Sinding-Larsen in Sweden’s second biggest morning show SVT Morgonstudion, as well as giving her interviews both on Swedish national radio and an extensive interview and music video premiere in SVT Play. She also did an extensive interview in Mexico’s setlist.me and was covered by many other music blogs worldwide. Since Sofia Monroy debuted as a solo artist in 2019 with the single’ Cautious,’ she has gained attention worldwide for her impressive live performances, beautiful visuals and bilingual and fenceless and fearless lyrics.
Telenovela is an EP of infectious music guaranteed to get you bobbing your head and wanting to hear more. Put Sofia Monroy‘s music on repeat and give yourself a soundtrack for the summer.