When you listen to the latest single by New Yorker songwriter, you might catch yourself even in the grimmest winter time thinking that you’re in the country of the songtitle: “Mexico”. The sound of Sophie Austers husky, lascivious voice, a story of sun, dust, dangerous love affairs, a nostalgic film noire mood, paired with a Mariachi horn section you can’t help but be dragged into her world speed down the highway in a convertible. This declaration of love for heart is absolutely needed, otherwise everyone would just say: Paul Austers daughter is making music. Because of course she is the daughter of critically acclaimed authors Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt, but moreover she is a fascinating actress and songwriter who performed jazz-standards while still being a teenager. We could witness that on her last album “Dogs and Men”.
“Next Time” is due to be released on March 15th and takes the adventurous songwriting a little further from “Mexico” to the hypnotic crooning on “Tom C” or a sad jazz song like “Black Water”. Sophie Auster is now set to play the new songs at the following shows in Germany.