British guitar sensation SOPHIE LLOYD has released the first single off of her upcoming debut album, entitled Imposter Syndrome, expected next year. ‘Do Or Die (Ft. Nathan James)’ sees the shred extraordinaire team up with INGLORIOUS frontman NATHAN JAMES for a high octane, hard rocking collaboration, with music written by Sophie, vocals and lyrics by Nathan and a stunning production from famed studio wizard ROMESH DODANGODA (BMTH, Nova Twins, BFMV, Motörhead), who will produce the debut album. The full length release is expected next year and will see Sophie collaborating with some impressive names from the world of rock.
You can also stream the new track HERE.
“I can finally say that I have new music coming!” says Sophie. “All my music before was instrumental, so this is a very special release for me as it includes vocals, and some of the people we’ve worked with are people I used to have as posters on my wall as a kid, so it feels very full circle. It’s something that I have been working on before the first lockdown, and to be here talking about it feels amazing.”
Her first new music since 2019’s ‘Bulletproof Revolver’, this is also the first time Sophie has teamed up with a vocalist on her own material.
“I am so happy to be sharing my first single from the album with Nathan James,” says Sophie. “I have been following his music for many years and he just has the most incredible voice and did such an amazing job on bringing this track to life. I’m so grateful he was able to take part! I remember getting the rough vocals back from Nathan while I was away in LA, and we were just blasting it out of the car on the freeway. That’s when I knew this would be the first single to be released from my album.”
“It was great working with Sophie on this track”, declares Nathan. “I was sent the track without lyrics or melody and I wanted to write something that made sense, as if Sophie were saying it herself. The album title Imposter Syndrome helped steer me in the direction I took it lyrically. I think it’s a fun song and I really hope we get to do it live someday soon.”
Sophie Lloyd is one of the most prolific guitarists on the world wide web, a trailblazer who is redefining the concept of a “bedroom” guitarist. A talented composer and accomplished musician, Sophie graduated from the prestigious BIMM in 2018 with a First Class Honours BMus in Popular Music Performance, honing and refining a talent she has nurtured since childhood.
Since then, she has amassed the kind of following that even the guitar gods she grew up idolising would be envious of, with a reach surpassing 3M followers across her social channels, built through a steady stream of sharing her talent via guitar “shredleys”, covers and her own original material.
Most recently, Sophie could be seen shredding on stage as guitarist for multi-platinum recording artist MACHINE GUN KELLY on his recent Mainstream Sellout World Tour, which included sold out shows at
legendary venues such Madison Square Garden in New York and Wembley
Arena in London.
At 27 Years Old, Sophie Lloyd is just getting started, with work on her debut solo album in progress and a few other items to tick off her bucket list.