Our #womancrushwednesday this week is songstress Sophia Danai.
While some may liken her music to a cross between Billie Holiday and Portishead, to me, I hear something more, something far more NOW. The combination of her soulful voice purring in your ear, cradled between layers of enthralling sounds and thrilling music; Sophia may be the female answer to Canadian R&B superstar The Weeknd. Her music has an intimacy, a sensuality, and just a little hint of danger that makes it irresistable.
Take a listen to her latest single “Something to Nothing” below, and you’ll see what I mean.
Sophia released her first album Wishing Well in 2013. Produced by Chin Injeti, the album featured talents like Shad and Talib Kwali – not too shabby. Her latest effort Love Royale allowed Sophia to spread her wings as an independant artist, and it shows – the songs are raw and powerful while still retaining a soft, sexy sweetness that makes her music what it is.
Considering Sophia has made millions swoon with her music, we thought it was fitting to have her share her thoughts on love and romance with us. Take a read below:
What is your definition of romance?
Someone taking the time to make you feel like you are the most desirable person on the planet, the more personal and unique to you the better. Generic gestures can be overdone, and diminish the desired heart palpitating effect you’re looking for.
What is your ideal first date/ what’s the best date you’ve ever been on?
One of the best first dates I’ve ever been on was being taken to a stand up show. It completely broke the ice, and a good sense of humour is one of the sexiest qualities a man can have.
What’s your instant deal breaker?
When someone has been a flake with at the beginning, it’s hard for me to get past. I’m very much a “do what you say, say what you mean” kind of person. Also, I firmly believe, when you really want something or someone, you’ll show up if it’s important enough to you.
What is the best piece of romance advice you have ever received?
It’s the little things that really make a difference, a small thoughtful gesture, a kind word, patience when you don’t always have it, a generous and forgiving spirit. Also, don’t stop trying to seduce each other – it’s as much fun for you as it is for them.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men/women out there, what would it be?
Learn to forgive quickly, and be generous with your love.