TIME TO SHINE: Sophie Phillis is releasing her first EP, Craving, after working on it for the past two years.
TIME TO SHINE: Sophie Phillis is releasing her first EP, Craving, after working on it for the past two years. White Ash Photography

Sophie’s voice takes spotlight on new EP

IT'S been two years in the making, and now Sophie Phillis is finally holding a hard copy of her EP in her hands.

The Emerald singer has dedicated her time to writing lyrics, recording vocals and having the finishing touches put on her first release, Craving, which is being launched next month.

"When I got the EP in the mail we popped a bottle of champagne and it finally feels real," Sophie said.

"The theme of the EP is inadvertently a break-up theme which I realised after I'd chosen all the songs."

Sophie wrote five of the tracks and included one of her favourite songs as a cover track.

"It's all come together with the photography, lyrics, writing and production," she said.

Sophie appeared on the hit show The Voice in 2013 and said the program was a great way for artists to gain exposure.

"Watching the show brings back a lot of memories and makes me miss the big stage," she said.

Sophie, who had Delta Goodrem as her coach, said it was a great stepping stone for any artist.

Meanwhile, Sophie has been busy singing around Central Queensland for the past two years and is eager to share her own music.

"I didn't realise (an EP) was this much work, but now I have a product that I'm proud of," she said.

The EP launch is at The Capricornian in Emerald on September 4. For more information head to sophiephillis.com.


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