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meet | SOPHIE SIMMONS
Featured 2.26-3.4.18 | If you don’t know musician Sophie Simmons from her starring role in Family Jewels, the reality show that profiled her family and their love of music, fear not – you’re going to get to know her now. The daughter of Kiss frontman Gene Simmons and actress Shannon Tweed, she has the pedigree and cool girl rocker aesthetic that’s as much a culmination of her parents’ infamous vibe as it is a true reinvention of it. But she also has the voice, and with Black Mirror (yes, that Black Mirror: the song was imagined after Sophie watched the show and realized how unhealthy our collective relationship to technology is), the single she just dropped, she’s poised to take over the music scene for sure. Her lyrics are deep and self-reflective, her voice is silk and her intentions are clear: to impact and connect people through her music. She’s definitely had an impact on us, and we think you’ll feel it, too. Welcome to Sophie’s week.
more about sophie
Sophie Simmons, daughter of Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed, made her career debut starring in ‘Family Jewels’, which spanned seven seasons, and aired for six years in 90 different countries. But long before Sophie became a household name, at the age of four, she was already singing and learning her first instrument. Since then, she’s been in love with music, studying piano and guitar. Meanwhile, Sophie wrote and performed as much as she could, to audiences as large as 20,000. In late 2015, she was featured on a Casablanca Records release of Rebel’s cover of the 90s classic "Kiss Me", which went to #1 on Spotify in 9 countries and currently has 9.5 million streams on Spotify alone. Earlier this year she co-wrote and was featured on “Home”, the lead track on Yellow Claw’s new album, Los Amsterdam. For the last year and a half, Sophie has been busy collaborating with the likes of Bonnie McKee, Yellow Claw and Dave Aude, writing and producing songs for her debut, along with writing for Rick Ross. Sophie has taken a multifaceted approach to entertainment, and made a name for herself outside of her rock n' roll roots. Through music, TV, film, digital, and outreach, Sophie has establishing herself as an artist, actress, model, host, and activist..