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Sol Seppy: Rising Out of Literal Ashes

Pianist and cellist Sophie Michalitsianos performs a haunting love song as Sol Seppy.
Pianist and cellist Sophie Michalitsianos performs a haunting love song as Sol Seppy.

Sol Seppy is the solo project of London-based singer/songwriter and classically trained multi-instrumentalist Sophie Michalitsianos, who often collaborates and tours with Sparklehorse. A former child prodigy, Michalitsianos was in a creative rut when the studio she'd built burned to the ground, destroying all of her gear. After regrouping and building a new studio, she began recording as Sol Seppy out of her previous work's literal ashes.

A hazy, gorgeous love song, "Come Running" serves as an ideal showcase for Michalitsianos' alluringly haunting voice. The song's lyric reads like a dreamy postcard: "If it's a sunny day tomorrow, we can relax on sand / and I will fall away from your shadow." Michalitsianos digs a little deeper into that thought — "There's a shift going on that I feel inside / and it's time to open you into the light" — in the process making the prospect of falling in love sound as thrilling as, well, falling in love.

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John Richards
John Richards is the host and producer of The Morning Show with John on 90.3 FM KEXP Seattle, and online at kexp.org. He is also KEXP's assistant program director.