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Sofia Bolt is the moniker of French musician Amélie Rousseaux and after relocating to Los Angeles last year, she recorded her debut album Waves, which is due out next year. Today (Dec. 4), she’s shared the first cut from the album, “Get Out Of My Head.”
“Get Out Of My Head” is a murky garage-rock jab at a former significant other, in which Rousseaux’s smooth, unruffled vocals are the perfect complement and counterweight to the grimy cloud of smoke produced by the song’s jittery, pluck-happy guitars. Fusing the moody garage-pop of La Luz with the dark, muddy alt-rock of Goat Girl, Sofia Bolt brings just the right portions of sweetness and grit, and she’s poised for a bright future.
The album features arrangements from the legendary Van Dyke Parks (Beach Boys, Harry Nilsson, Joanna Newsom) and a backing band of Emily Elhaj (Angel Olsen), Marian Li Pino (La Luz), Bryant Fox (Miya Folick) and Itai Shapira (Rhye). Waves was also produced by Shapira and was recorded this past winter at Earth, Wind & Fire’s original studio in Los Angeles. According to a press release, Waves “tells the journey of separation and reunion with oneself, of passion and sustainability, of disaster and of peace.”
Bolt recently toured the West Coast with Wand, and will be playing at Zebulon in Los Angeles on Dec. 9 with Van Dyke Parks, Benjamin Booker and Anna St. Louis.
Listen to “Get Out Of My Head” below.