- 09 Oct 19
Teenage pop singer and songwriter Sophie Doyle Ryder talks about her debut single, 'Mood' and how her experiences influence her music.
Born a mere 17 years ago in Dublin, Sophie Doyle Ryder this month releases her first single, ‘Mood’. Already, it’s generating a big buzz across streaming platforms, and the accompanying video already has nearly 12,000 views in less than a month. Not bad for a debut!
"'Mood' is about being in a relationship with somebody." says Doyle Royder. "Sometimes you find yourself thinking, 'All I ever do is please you but you don’t really make an effort the way I do.' It’s like 'Ugh, screw you. I’m gonna do my own thing.'"
She credits her vocal coach Lauryn Gaffney for getting her into songwriting. And now they’re co-writing her next release, which will hopefully be ready by Valentine’s Day.
But don’t expect a sappy love song, warns Doyle Ryder. A song for all the people who don’t have partners out there is more important than sticking to tradition, she believes.
"I like writing break-up anthems," she says. "And I like writing about girl power. I think girls can be nasty towards each other without thinking twice, because there’s a sense of competition sometimes. But I don’t think there’s any need for that. Girls should stick together."