Following the success of lo-fi dream-pop single ‘Flowers’, Maija Sofia releases her debut album ‘Bath Time’ via Trapped Animal Records & Cargo Records. Sofia took inspiration from story-driven traditional folk ballads and shone them through the lens of a punk DIY ethos. The album name comes from the ritual of daily bathing, a whimsical place where most of the lyrics were written. The album deals with the ways in which women's voices, stories and desires have been sidelined and misrepresented throughout history. From Edie Sedgwick to Bridget Cleary, Sofia's songs imagine a world in which silenced women speak back. The album was recorded by Chris Barry at Ailfionn Studio and features performances by Ronan Kealy (Junior Brother) and Niall Murphy (Oh Boland).
"There is a timeless quality to Sofia’s songwriting style that becomes more crucial with each listen.“ The Irish Times ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
"A softly fermenting fury washes at the stains of an unjust past.” 9/10 The Line Of Best Fit
"Visceral and bright, feathered yet muscular, it sways with romance and glows with lyricism. “Flowers” is the polished, immediate and brand-new single from Dublin’s Maija Sofia." The Autumn Roses
"a woozy... bright cut" DIY
'Flowers’ is Sofia’s most assured, affecting work to date. The Thin Air
Young Future Maker 2017 - Irish Independent
Songs of the week - Irish Times