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Sophie Young

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"July 2006"

Sophie Young. She has already been front-woman for a group of guys, won a national songwriting competition, and sung in the rain at a street fair on St-Laurent Blvd, which didn't stop her from attracting passer-bys. This Anglo-Montrealer influenced by Dido and Coldplay is realizing her dream by launching her first solo album, a compilation of pop-folk acoustic music which is a pleasant listen, even at full blast in the car.
- Châtelaine (Québec)-Caroline Fortin

"June 2006"

"This young anglophone artist offers us a lively album similar to artists like Sheryl Crow, Suzanne Vega or even Melissa Etheridge. Some of my favourite tracks on the album are "Waiting for the Sun", "Moonshine Bar", "Subway Track", and "Drifting". An album to check out for the summer season. To find out more about this young artist, visit her website at" - Denis Lévesque (musical director) - CHRM 105.3FM in Matane, QC

"June 2006"

Review of Sophie Young - (Independent)

"First noticed at the end of the 90's as front-woman of the Montreal band Modern Stories, Sophie Young has been discreet the last few years. Of course, it took her some time of reflection to write and compose before introducing us with her first solo album. Some songs talk about the breakup of her last band. With her newly-gained independence, Sophie Young has chosen a pop-rock style which is slightly more conservative for her great talent as a singer-songwriter. But we notice that Sophie Young is first and foremost in search of musical identity. And if Moonshine Bar , the last song on her album, sets us towards the dusty road on the border of country, we will follow her with pleasure."

[3 stars]

- Pierre Landry - VOIR weekly (QC)

"Hypnotic voice and unquestionable charisma"

For many Montrealers, Sophie Young is not a new arrival. At the beginning of the year 2000, the charming singer turned the heads of fans of the excellent (but defunct) group Modern Stories, finalists the battle of the bands contest from CHOM....Fans, stay reassured: she still has her hypnotic voice and did not lose any of her charisma. Rest assured of her musical style, as well. One is not very far from Stories, but it softened perhaps a little at certain times. She is a reminder of Tanya Donelly (Road Trip), perhaps a little more pop. Sophie Young is even more enthralling when she exploits her splendid voice, as in the intro of Solid Ground. is the kind of album which grows on you, played in a loop, at high volume, on the autoroute…

If you love Tanya Donnelly, Dido, Coldplay…you should definitely make room for Sophie’s first album in your CD collection.
- Voir June2008/Nicolas Pelletier


(With previous band 'Modern Stories')
-Modern Stories (2000/Eponymous)
-Moving Target (1999/EP)

(Guest Vocalist/with Merlin)
-Merlin's Milkbar Stereo (2001)
-Nam:Live (2004)



Montreal singer/songwriter Sophie Young has been perfecting her craft since the late 1990s. Young began singing and writing songs in 1997 with her first band, Modern Stories. Shortly after, the band won the CHOM l'Esprit battle of the bands contest, and subsequently, recorded their album, Moving Target in 1998.

Modern Stories continued to tour throughout North America, gathering a fan base in Young's hometown of Montreal and beyond. Meanwhile, the band also had the opportunity to open for such international acts as Moist and Men at Work. Though Modern Stories disbanded in 2002, Young has continued to write and record in her home studio. Recently, she has begun collaborating with former band-mate Fred Bouchard on drums, guitarist Jonathan Stein, bassist Martin Gauthier and cellist Catherine LeSaulnier. In January of 2002, her efforts won her top honors in the regional contingent of the National Songwriting Competition with the song "Waiting for the Sun" .

Young’s blend of catchy vocal melodies and thoughtful, visually-oriented lyrics, recount stories of love, lost friendships, life’s ups and downs and how each of us copes with different situations thrown at us. Each of Young’s songs uncover a drive and a sense of hope, even in the darkest of times... Her music has been compared to Coldplay, PJ Harvey, Sheryl Crowe, and Suzanne Vega.