Rising Canadian pop singer-songwriter Sophia Fracassi is excited to be releasing her hard-hitting, liberating new single “Dance With Myself” on Friday, June 2nd via Coalition Music / Warner Music Canada on all streaming services.
Named KISS Radio’s February and March “One to Watch 2023” artist, Fracassi’s “Dance With Myself” features her soaring vocals, detailing the feeling of regaining your sense of self and freedom after losing yourself in a relationship. Presave the single here.
“This is a song about raw, unfiltered joy. Joy that does not rely on circumstance or relationship. The unfettered sense of liberation that seeps into every fibre of your being and spills over. I wrote this song to claim territory in my life that I had lost to a broken heart, and a need to please,” said Fracassi. “‘Dance With Myself’ was, and is a stake in freedom to be who I really am. Sometimes, you find yourself in the eye of the storm. It’s in those moments that you can choose to be afraid, or throw your hands up, surrender, and dance with yourself.”
In addition to the new single release, Sophia is also ready to hit Canadian stages as the opening act for Diamond-selling and multi-JUNO Award-nominated soulful singer-songwriter Amanda Marshall on her “25 & Counting: The Heavy Lifting Tour”. The cross-country tour will kick off on June 11, 2023 in Moncton, NB with stops across Canada, including performances at Toronto’s Massey Hall and Ottawa’s National Arts Centre.
Ontario-born and raised Sophia Fracassi has always turned to music to ride out life’s storms. The singer-songwriter is just 19 years old, but her voice is calm and confident, indicative of someone who has dedicated her whole life to her art. Sophia doesn’t hide from her emotions. And as a result, her stripped-back pop songs offer a soothing guide for anyone trying to navigate tough times.
Taking inspiration from icons she’s long admired, Sophia wrote about what she knew on her debut six-track EP Marathon with Steve Molella (New Friends, LOLO, Finger Eleven), released last year. Marathon authentically chronicles Sophia’s coming of age, capturing formative moments in real-time with raw instrumentation and incredible vocals to match.
Sophia’s music has caught the attention of listeners and DSPs, pushing her songs “I Lied,” “Here You Come Again,” and “But I Do” to the top of high-traffic playlists such as Radar Canada and Equal Canada on Spotify.
Sophia is no longer a little girl craving to emulate her peers, nor a teenager helplessly in love. She wants to be fully herself, and for her music to be a vessel for the empathy and empowerment she holds so close to her heart. Still, Sophia is conscious of the fact that she’s only at the beginning of her journey, and that life still has a lot to offer her. As she grows, she plans to continue surprising herself—while encouraging others to do the same.
For more information and to purchase tickets to the upcoming tour, please visit sophiafracassi.com/#tour.
CANADIAN TOUR DATES – Opening for Amanda Marshall
June 11 – Moncton, NB – Casino NB
June 12 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
June 14 – Peterborough, ON – Peterborough Memorial Centre
June 16 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
June 17 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
June 18 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
June 20 – Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre
June 21- Kitchener, ON – Centre In the Square
June 22 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Concert Hall
June 25 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
June 26 – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre
June 29 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
June 30 – Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
July 2 – Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place
July 3 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
July 4 – Victoria, BC – Royal Theatre