Bursting back onto the scene with a newfound confidence and conviction, Derbyshire singer-songwriter Sophie Kilburn returns with her highly anticipated debut EP, My Room Made Public. Released today, the EP is a project several years in the making for Sophie, encapsulating the many emotions she’s felt and lesson’s she’s learned whilst trying to find her voice, not only as a musician, but as a human being.
An emotionally charged project, My Room Made Public pierces through the heartstrings to say the unspoken with Sophie’s impassioned vocal delivery being the driving force. It is a record that is both empowering and relatably melancholic with its production and lyricism, creating a new and exciting wave.
4-tracks long, My Room Made Public features fan favourites ‘Movements’ and ‘I’m In Love With My Therapist’ as well as 2 brand new singles; ‘Ruthless’ and ‘Under the Heat’. Thoughtfully written and conceptualised, each track dissects a different aspect of the lives we share, from blurry romantic relationships, to mental health issues, high achievement pressures and personal identity crisis’. Sincere and from-the-heart, My Room Made Public sees Sophie Kilburn gracefully and eloquently narrate the many thoughts and feelings of inadequacy and lack of attention that we often experience, especially as women.
Listen to Sophie Kilburn – My Room Made Public
“The concept of the EP started from my growing hunger turned obsession with wanting to be heard. What do I have to do to be really listened to, to be taken seriously
as an artist, as a woman, as a person? How much do I have to share to feel like I’m enough? I spiralled, thinking ‘it’s just not in the cards for me’. The noise in my head got so loud that it really started to well… piss me off. I became acutely aware of how strong the pressure of sharing everything with everyone all the time is. There is this fear that if you don’t share it all your identity is no longer validated or worthwhile and that can be very dangerous. I don’t want to keep feeling that and I don’t want anyone else feeling that either. The project took on a whole new meaning when the pandemic hit and we were all forced to reflect on ourselves and the world we live in, it made me think well it is more relatable now than ever.
With My Room Made Public, I wanted to create a body of work that is an emotionally open and honest introduction to me as an artist and the songs I write. It is chapter one of what I hope will become a classic trilogy. At the end of the day, I just want to bring emotional comfort and make people want to fight for what they want out of life, find themselves in their own way and to never settle for something that hurts them. I guess I am trying to do that for myself too but there is always strength in numbers.”
Sophie Kilburn – My Room Made Public
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