Discovered by The Verve: Sophie Morgan talks to Classic FM at the Schools Prom
12 November 2014, 16:53
The Widnes girl, who was discovered at a wedding by a member of The Verve, plays one of her songs for Classic FM.
Sophie’s tinkling on the piano from the age of six soon combined with a love of poetry, and she penned her first song at nine years old.
"Its something that I've just always done," Sophie tells Classic FM's Tim Lihoreau. "I've always known since I was really tiny that it's just something I wanted to do. And I always knew pretty early on that I wanted to be the one who was writing the songs - not just singing them."
She adds: "I think it's great therapy as well."
Singing at a wedding in Chester, Sophie was discovered by Simon Jones of The Verve, and a week later, 14 original songs were recorded in his studio. Charles and Thomas, accompanying her, are students from the Royal Northern College of Music, introduced through Simon.
Wilderness is a song about being imprisoned by one’s own mind; Kensington, a song of wandering and wondering.