For years, pop producer SOPHIE was simply known as a name behind major-label acts like Charli XCX, Vince Staples and even Madonna. But earlier this year, with the release of her single “It’s Okay to Cry,” the artist reintroduced herself as a musical force, showing her unobstructed face on camera for the first time.
SOPHIE spoke to Paper magazine for their Pride coverage about coming to terms with being a trans woman and how it affects the music that she makes. The artist said that coming out as trans is ultimately a reclamation of your identity. “It means there's no longer an expectation based on the body you were born into, or how your life should play out and how it should end,” she said. “Traditional family models and structures of control disappear.”'