Swiss composer, songwriter and musician Sophie Hunger is a very special case: an artist who indulges her interest in esotericism, but can sing a song as if her own life depends on it. You almost immediately hear she’s is a cultivated, curious person, with roots deep in pop, folk, jazz, film music and avant-garde. Another special feature: Hunger is known for interpreting her songs in different languages.
Hunger has made major changes since her latest album, 2015’s Supermoon. She moved to Berlin, became passionate about analog synths and electronic music – the heartbeat of Berlin. She traded her classic instruments for drum machines and computer software and decided to write a full English album. Hunger describes MOLECULES as ‘minimal electronic folk’, but her most compelling qualities remain fully present – that refined vulnerability and lonely darkness.