Sophia Bel
Anxious Avoidant

Anxious Avoidant album cover

Genre: Alt-pop
Sound: A mix of ballands and anthems, all anchored by Bel’s acoustic guitar
If you like: Nessa Barrett, Claudia Bouvette, Royal & the Serpent
Why you should listen: There’s an early 2000s revival and Sophia Bel is in the centre of it, with her colourful hair and angsty lyrics. This Montreal singer makes her debut with sounds reminiscent of the pop and post-punk that influenced her teen years.
Best track: All Fucking Weekend

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