Sophia Bel joins forces with singer-songwriter Thierry Larose on Dans les marguerites, a catchy single in French infused with her unique sense of nostalgia. Out today on Bonsound, the song is available on all music services.
Dans les marguerites is the follow-up to First Date, a collaborative single released with Claudia Bouvette earlier this summer, and the deluxe version of Anxious Avoidant, which Sophia Bel unveiled back in May.
The song was first inspired by a guitar riff that Thierry Larose had in the back of his mind for some time. It evoked Sophia's memories of a majestic field of daisies she had discovered during a psychedelic trip a few summers back. The duo then worked closely together to put their desire to live in the moment into music, creating a catchy track that exudes kindness and euphoria. It was really inspiring to work with Thierry, his attention to detail is quite impressive, says Sophia Bel. Dans les marguerites is an ode to the joy of living in the moment, especially in a world where it's easy to get trapped in thoughts about the past and the future.
With its sun-drenched melody sung in tandem, Dans les marguerites is a throwback to the francophone pop music played on Cité Rock Détente, a radio station that shaped Sophia's imagination while she was growing up in Quebec City around the turn of the millennium, and the music of pop rock bands from the same era such as Sixpence None The Richer and Wheatus.
Dans les marguerites is accompanied by a video directed by Sophia Bel, shot in a beautiful field of flowers. Watch and share the video via YouTube.
With her debut album Anxious Avoidant, released in 2022, Sophia Bel earned a spot on the year-end lists of several music outlets, including RANGE Magazine, Exclaim! and CJLO. The album was also warmly welcomed by several publications upon its release, including Exclaim!, Le Devoir, Le Canal Auditif and EUPHORIA. The musician has performed at various festivals, including POP Montréal, FEQ and FME.
About Sophia Bel
A real 90s kid, Sophia Bel grew up listening to pop divas, while dreaming of one day becoming a shining music star like them. Figuring out music was her true calling when she was still a teenager, Sophia decided to take her career seriously and pursue her studies in music at Vanier College in Montréal, where she started an empowering path towards the artist she is today. Taking time to recenter on the kind of music she wanted to make, Sophia Bel found herself going back to her roots, heavily influenced by the pop music of the early 00s, emo-rock and pop-punk. This led to the release of Anxious Avoidant in May 2022. A few months later, Sophia released a deluxe edition of the album featuring six previously unreleased songs.