SOFIA PORTANET works in a cool, measured fashion, allowing the Berlin-based pop auteur to sketch out a vivid, enticing sonic universe. Born on the 9th November 1989, Portanet entered the world as the wall was brought down – now she’s kicking new walls and barriers by re-inventing Neue Deutsche Welle for a new generation. Singing in English, French and German, Portanet has been taking their sound international with performance in USA and Europe since signing to Berlin label Duchess Box Records. Since releasing her debut single in 2018, she has become one of the most interesting newcomer artists in Germany with praise garnered including “Best newcomer for 2019” from Klaus Fiehe and “Germany’s next big international popstar” from Lauren Laverne. Brand new album ‘Freier Geist’ is a record that proudly wears its influences of German music from 70s and 80s with inspirations from Ingrid Caven, Hildegard Kneef, Ideal as well as international artist such as Yma Sumac and John Maus. The album was written by Sofia Portanet and her collaborating producer Steffen Kahles at their Berlin studio. Reminiscent of ‘Heroes’ era Bowie and Kate Bush, Portanet’s music shines bright with an austere glamour.