Sophia Lanuza was born in San Francisco to an avid 80s-loving father and a pop-country loving mother, and grew into her family’s eclectic taste in music in southern Connecticut. In middle school, while exercising her unnatural ability to procrastinate on math homework, she discovered a knack for songwriting. Truthfully, she never got better at doing math, but her writing paid off: She’s in her final year at Berklee College of Music as a songwriting major, wrote for a prominent publishing company in LA, wrote and tracked original music in the NYC Powerstation, and currently works as a freelance songwriter for Songfinch.
Among modern artists, Sophia is heavily influenced by artists like Thirdstory, Tori Kelly, Parachute, Bruno Major, Theo Katzman, Eminem, Ed Sheeran, and Jack Johnson, but adores witty songs by artists like Rupert Holmes, Billy Joel, Al Green, and The Beatles. When writing, Sophia aspires to create songs that connect with audiences in bars or cafes when played on guitar or piano, because they evoke an emotion through melody and lyrics instead of production alone. When working on projects with or for other people, her sole goal is to create a product that tells the story or conveys the initial concept as authentically and genuinely as possible.
$75/hr - $250/project: Negotiable.
Employment and project experience
Summer 2017/2018 - Worked as live audio engineer assistant
Summer 2018 - Wrote for APG in Los Angeles
Qualifications and education
Finishing undergrad in Berklee College of Music for Songwriting/Production.