Concert: 10 pm
Clubnight: 23 pm
US-born, Hamburg-based artist Sophia Kennedy manages to combine the sublime glam of chanson with the modernism of club culture with casual elegance and a deep understanding of pop music. On her new album Monsters, she deals with themes such as loss, grief and her own demons. She addresses the bipolar present, the unclear conditions between threat and liberation, life and death, and goes in search of clues. In doing so, she uses a panopticon of possibilities, including alienation effects and, in particular, her space-filling, moving voice: "There is no pitch that Sophia Kennedy does not illuminate perfectly," writes Die Zeit, for example.
The result are disturbingly beautiful songs on which she once again expands her stylistic palette. Her debut album, released on DJ Koze's Pampa label, catapulted her onto the international show stage. Her new album, again produced by Mense Reents (Die Vögel, Die Goldenen Zitronen), proves that she feels very much at home there and plays "in a league with PJ Harvey, St. Vincent or Nadine Shah" (Der Spiegel) and gets positive feedback from the Guardian to the New Yorker.