Sofia Bolt

(Loantaka Records)

Contact Jim DeLuca about Sofia Bolt

Sofia Bolt is the project of French-born musician and songwriter Amelie Rousseaux. In early 2017, pent up in Paris and searching for transformation, Rousseaux moved to Los Angeles.  Her first few months in LA were a revelation – she found herself surfing every day, reflecting on her relationship, and immersing herself in American culture and music. This shock to the system brought a creative blossom that gave rise to the sweeping, beautiful, honest, and acclaimed debut album Waves, released in July 2019.


Recorded live in a whirlwind five days by a cast of LA all-stars, Waves is at once casual and tightly constructed, with Rousseaux’s pop melodies leaping and diving over a bed of guitars and roomy drums. Since the release, Rousseaux has created the soundtrack to Hedi Slimane’s winter 2020 Celine collection and has toured both the States and Europe, opening for Sharon van Etten, Interpol, and Stella Donnelly. The band is alive with electric energy, led by Rousseaux’s sharp-edged guitar and shout-along choruses.


Now back with a new single out April 21st, ‘All She Wants’ recorded live at Electro-Vox studios in Los Angeles, a song written for listeners to move to. “I always wanted to write music for people to dance to at my shows,” says Rousseaux. Her songwriting was influenced by harmonies and guitar riffs found in 1970s jazz-funk records “my goal was to play around with tension and release while keeping a forward momentum. I listened to a lot of The Meters, Cymande, Roy Ayers while working on ‘All She Wants’.”