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27 JANUARY 2023 (TORONTO, ON) – Today, Toronto-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Sofia Camara releases a powerful and emotional acoustic version of “Never Be Yours”, her first single released under Universal Music Canada/21 Entertainment. This follows the previously released unplugged version of “Never Be Yours”, which features a stripped-back guitar-driven approach to the Banx & Ranx-produced song.




The acoustic version of “Never Be Yours” brings all the emotions of the track to the forefront, with Sofia unpacking her tear-jerking lyrics and bringing new meaning to the song with her powerful and vulnerable delivery. Having teased the acoustic version for months during live performances and with fans on social media, the official release marks a celebratory moment for Sofia as the original version of “Never Be Yours” continues to reach new peaks at radio stations across the nation.


I had this perfect image of someone who I actually didn’t know as well as I thought I did,” says Sofia about “Never Be Yours”. “When writing this song, I remember saying I wanted to send one last text or leave one more voicemail, but instead I wrote this song. Because I was able to be super transparent and open during the writing process, I feel extremely connected to it.” – Sofia Camara


This is the first new release from Sofia Camara in 2023, opening the door for much more new music from the breakthrough artist in the coming weeks. This month, she was named one of the top emerging artists to look out for this year by BeatRoute, and she has previously been celebrated by ET Canada, Exclaim!, and more. She was named Rising Star’s Artist of the Month following the release of “Never Be Yours” in September 2022.


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Sofia Camara builds her songs with an architect’s vision. For the singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto, she’ll glide across the keys, or strum a chord progression, until she lands on a melody that fits the lyrical storyline she’s been weaving together in her head. She writes best when it’s late. Nightfall invites a particular vulnerability, when animated recollections of the day become the seed of inspiration –– often, she replays on the events of the day, and imagines a new outcome.


Her latest single “Never Be Yours” is the triumph of an artist attuned to the contours of her voice –– a gift to her 266K+ followers on TikTok who have liked her videos over 6.2 million times. It aligns with an artistic ambition devoted to relatability above all else, and attempts to offer up experiences so others might better understand theirs. Instinctually, she defers space to the emotions of those around her: always listening, learning, then leaning into what she hears. It's the same way she approaches covers of songs crafted by others (Miley Cyrus was a fan of Camara’s cover of “When I Look at You”) with more than a goal to recreate, but a desire to fully embody the spirit of a song; getting in between the lines of a track and creating something raw and new. A perfectionist at heart, Sofia Camara is pushing the boundaries of her comfort zone to better perfect her craft.


Approaching universal themes –– like infatuation and heartache, loss, and self-discovery –– Sofia Camara finds the sweet spot of post-adolescent curiosity, mixed with a self-aware maturity wise beyond her years. She’s detail-oriented above all else, pinpointing a deeply human emotion then examining it from all sides. She’s courageously a work in progress.


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