Sofia Zadar is the brainchild of Romanian queer musician Maria Sgarcitu, who makes music that is as socially conscious as it is sonically captivating. Exploring posthumanist and utopian visions through a trauma-informed lens, Zadar’s music seeks to unite and engage marginalized communities. After stints in the UK, Berlin, and Barcelona, Sgarcitu returned to Bucharest in 2018 and began putting together the musical project that would become Sofia Zadar.
Zadar’s latest single ‘Red’ is a mesmerizing display of alt-pop experimentation. With playful drums, grooving bass lines, and heartwarming synths, the track is a testament to the artist’s genre-bending approach to music. Their vocals are equally impressive, delivering a texturally diverse and immersive performance that perfectly complements the track’s dreamy atmosphere.
With a new EP set to drop in May this year, Zadar’s captivating visuals and enchanting performances are sure to leave a lasting impression.
“RED holds space for anger, for the information it unravels and the agency it restores at the core. It centers the return to a body no longer knotted by withheld rage and proposes outlets for anger outside of aggression. Live gigs are among the few places where we can release residual energies stored from stress or anger in socially acceptable ways – through screaming, uncensored movement, etc. I birthed RED precisely with this aim to create a cathartic space during gigs and listening sessions, to offer my audience and community a safe and non-aggressive space to release withheld emotion.”
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