The first release was a self-produced Ep entitled Red Weather (2012), sophisticated pop rock with a hint of lounge jazz. And then, in 2015, came her first real album, Dogs & Men, which kept faith with the folk style of her beginnings. She became a female crooner, adding bluesy and vaguely jazz tones. At 32, with the help of Swedish producer Tore Johansson (New Order, Emiliana Torrini, Saint Etienne, a-ah, among others), Sophie Auster the singer, a confident icon of style with her seductive and alluring voice, published Next Time in April this year, a series of bittersweet, yet highly striking, torch song stories, where «the recurring theme is a reflection of the errors of the past, on who I was compared to the woman I am today». A mature album of up-beat alt pop with American folk where the sensual voice of the singer is enhanced by 1960s guitars and woodwind instruments, as in the album’s first single, Mexico, with its Tarantino-style atmospheres, that John Turturro included in the soundtrack of his Going Places, a spin-off of The Great Lebowski. For the girl with the “cumbersome” surname and who, artistically-speaking, is the «daughter of Tom Waits and Billie Holiday», it certainly is extremely satisfying.