SOPHIE HUNGER is a Swiss singer-songwriter who grew up in England, Switzerland and Germany, where she also lives now. She debuted in 2008 with the album Monday’s Ghost, which entered the Swiss Album Charts on ♯1 and sent her touring throughout Europe/U.S.
Her debut album, the following records 1983 (2010) and The Danger of Light (2012) as well as her live performances were received with critical acclaim by the European press, e.g. The Guardian, The Sunday Times. In 2010 HUNGER became the first Swiss artist to ever play at the Glastonbury Festival. In 2011 she won the Swiss Award and the Prix de la Création Musicale of France.
In 2012 she successfully staged the solo recital Bob Dylan – Be Part of My Dream at the Cité de la Musique Paris and at the Montréal Jazz Festival in Canada. In 2013 HUNGER released her live album The Rules of Fire, which featured a fictional documentary by French director Jeremiah. SOPHIE HUNGER has since sold over 300.000 albums worldwide.
At the end of 2014 SOPHIE HUNGER signs to the British record company Caroline and announces the release of her fourth studio album called SUPERMOON for spring 2015. The album was recorded in Brussels and San Francisco. It was produced by SOPHIE HUNGER in collaboration with John Vanderslice and mixed by Mark Lawson.
Other projects in 2015 will include writing the score for the French animation movie Ma vie de Courgette and her participation in Bowie Is (directed by Philippe Decouflé) for the opening season of the Philharmonie de Paris in March.