Remember the name Sophia Bastian. The New York based singer/songwriter has been turning heads and catching ears across the States and Europe and is poised for some serious success. Bastian has taken her background in classic soul, jazz, and blues and infused her love of hip-hop to create a truly refreshing sound.
On a recent trip to Macon, Ga. (home town of soul legend Otis Redding) as a part of the city’s Music Ambassadors Program, Bastian stopped by Star Motel Studios to record an acoustic session with Belle Brigade guitarist Ben Cassorla. The young singer’s smooth crooning voice is on full display and effortlessly carries the stripped down version of “Ways To Take It Easy”. The single will be featured on Bastian’s upcoming album Juvenile Blues EP, but you can check out an exclusive stream of the acoustic version in the player below. Also be sure to check out the videos for Bastian’s first single, “Breaking”, and her phenomenal cover of Portishead’s “Glory Box”.