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//  Origin:  Rapid City, SD    
 
//  Genres:  Soul - Jazz - Funk - Blues - R&B - Pop - Country - Alternative - Reggae - Rap

Based in the Black Hills of South Dakota, 25 year old singer and songwriter Sophia Beatty sings with passion and heart that can be truly felt. She is known for her ability to sing classic jazz and soul cover music. From Whitney Houston to Ella Fitzgerald to Etta James, she covers a whole variety of well known music that moves people to tears or gets them up and dancing.

 

She originally went to college for engineering and planned to become a veterinarian, but decided to pursue music after she felt God put it on her heart to sing instead. Now she performs music full time. When she is not on stage, she is at home producing her own original music. She also gives vocal lessons to people who love singing as much as she does. You can find her at many venues around the Black Hills playing solo or with her band, The Sophia Beatty Band.

 

Building on this creative powerhouse of covers, Sophia has recently taken to the streets to share her original creations as well, which have been applauded greatly by the regional music community. She is already well on her way to becoming a staple of the northern plains musical experience. Sophia's gift of synesthesia, which gives her the ability to "hear" colors, makes her original songs unique and emotionally moving. Synesthesia by definition is a perceptual phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. The music she writes reflects the colors she hears. Her hope is to glorify God through her new original music, as well as create movements and ideas to raise money for the poor.

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Something More Than Me - Sophia Beatty and Pretty Beggar - Joy And The Pursuit Of
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Something More Than Me - Sophia Beatty and Pretty Beggar - Joy And The Pursuit Of

A collaborative single by Sophia Beatty and Pretty Beggar www.prettybeggar.com facebook.com/prettybeggarmusic instagram.com/prettybeggar twitter.com/prettybeggar @prettybeggar Written by Sophia Beatty and Michael Castle Produced by Michael Castle Engineered by Michael Castle Mixed and mastered by Michael Castle Artwork by Michael Castle (c) Pretty Beggar LLC PRETTY BEGGAR PLAYLISTS: Music Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IylLq... Pretty Beggar Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR0Uq... Live at DZ Records: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR0Uq... Tell Em We Say Hi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67yFi... Live at the Beachside Oasis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap3He... Live At Appleton Beer Factory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxtSY... Live At The Elbo Room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQYOE... Live at The Frequency: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIEBy... LYRICS: I'm sitting thinking to myself I wouldn't wanna be Anywhere else I hear his words but i'm So far away so far gone in his eyes To care Am I wrong for doing that I feel so guilty When he's on me Cause we're strangers And we shouldn't be And even though I'd love to try to be more He's leaving me Don't go No no no Don't run away from me Don't go No no no no I'm starting to believe In something more than me I wish you would stay Lately I've been all alone And alone is where I'd rather be It's where I’m in control I think i'm scared to get too close Even though I want to I fear letting go the most I feel so guilty When he's on me Cause we're strangers And we shouldn't be And even though I'd love to try to be more I'm leaving Don't go No no no Just let it be Don't go No no no no Cos’ I'm starting to believe In something more than me I wish I stayed Oh, another day Cos your lipstick is a quick hit of grace And ain’t anybody out there who got the light that you bring Well I’m Unprepared to, undergo these changes But I’d try on anything if it leads me back to your way Cos I’m looking for something more, Something more than me I'll walk away Forget that day And go back to the idea of us We both can't stay But I'll pray For someday I'll go Oh oh oh I'll just let it be I'll go Oh oh oh oh But I’ll still believe In something more than me Tags: strength, swagger, pop, rock, punk, alternative, travel, workout, distortion, guitar, bass, drums, story, melodic, intelligent, angst, clever, defiant, realization, road trip, corporate, countryside, flashback, new day, daydream, busy, accelerating, opening, theme, percussive, raw, heavy, shimmering, electric guitar, electric bass, electric guitar solo, syncopation, bright, light, windswept, catchy, hook, adventurous, bold, confident, ambitious, victorious, triumphant, inspirational, m otivational, proud, cheerful, celebratory, bright, joyous, euphoric, festive, powerful, intense, gritty, pulsing, edgy, driving, bouncy, propulsive, urgent, anxious, anticipation, bouncy, action, exciting, upbeat, hopeful, upbeat, uplifting, positive, empowering, fun, feel good, optimistic, carefree, introspective, youthful, playful, confident, cerebral, humanistic, angelic, reflective, carefree, breezy, content, soothing, passionate, emotive, heartfelt, dapper, uplifting, hopeful, tough, rebellious, masculine, rowdy, intense, agitated, attitude, confident, groovy, slick, sophisticated, captivating, alluring, love, joy, fun, follow, subscribe, Arctic Monkeys, Twenty One Pilots, Foo Fighters, The Killers, incubus, Jimmy Eat World, The Ramones, Iggy Pop, The Kooks, The Velvet Underground, Franz Ferdinand, Kings Of Leon, Kaiser Chiefs, The Fratellis, The Last Shadow Puppets, Bombay Bicycle Club, Weezer, The Temper Trap, Lily Allen, Atlas genius, War On Drugs, Alt-J, Vacationer, Two Door Cinema Club, The 1975, Ellie Goulding, Local Natives, The Drums, Phoenix, The Temper Trap, The Neighborhood, Bad Suns, Vampire Weekend, Foals, Young the Giant, Phantogram Paramore, Miike Snow, Passion Pit, Atlas Genius, Jack White, Black Keys
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