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The multi-dimensional and multi-talented Sophie Simmons is far more than the daughter of rock royalty. "First and foremost I'm a musical artist," she shared, but second, third, and fourth she's a philanthropist, actress, and model. The 25-year old Los Angeles native recently blessed Baeble Music HQ with three angelically dark singles, beginning with "Black Mirror", which she confirmed is indeed inspired by the show that terrifies us all about the future of technology. After performing the song, Simmons dished her thoughts on the show and why she decided to musically illustrate society's bad romance with social media and technology. In case you missed the Black Mirror craze, Simmons reminds us, "The title 'Black Mirror' is when your screen is off and it's just black, and you can see your reflection in it." Simmons follows "Black Mirror" with "If I could" and concludes the session with "Red Eye," both of which ooze with love and heartbreak.

In addition to music, Simmons touched on some of her other work in the realm of philanthropy. "My parents really inspired me to do or at least try everything that I could, they didn't want to limit my brother and I to just doing one thing so they were adamant that we try everything that we're passionate about" she explained. Simmons talked to us about Sophie's Place, the center she helped develop in Vancouver, B.C. for child and youth advocacy. The center is intended to give children who have experienced trauma a safe space to share their story.

After checking out Sophie Simmons' Baeble session we're sure you'll want more...don't worry, she confirmed that we can expect more music in the future.

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It burns like a firework inside my head Can't learn, think i'm the only girl
inside your bed
Touch me in the summer time Crush me in the winter time
Touch me in the summer time Crush me in the winter time
I've been chewed up and spit out and trampled on
But I like it, the taste of your love gone wrong
All this waiting This feeling inside my bones
I've been staring 'til something lights up my phone
Black mirror
It's drugs, I'm addicted and I just can't quit
One sip, his skin is whiskey on my lips
Touch me in the summer time Crush me in the winter time
No, no
Touch me in the summer time Crush me in the winter time
I've been chewed up and spit out and trampled on
But I like it, the taste of your love gone wrong
All this waiting This feeling inside my bones
I've been staring 'til something lights up my phone
Black mirror
Black mirror
I've been chewed up and spit out and trampled on
But I like it, the taste of your love gone wrong
I've been chewed up and spit out and trampled on
But I like it, the taste of your love gone wrong
All this waiting This feeling inside my bones
I've been staring 'til something lights up my phone
Black mirror
Black mirror
from Los Angeles.
"Black Mirror.
" Is it true that it's based off of the TV show? - It is.
It is.
Okay, so I was watching the TV show, and for those that don't know, "Black Mirror" is about technology and how it affects us.
And each episode is its own mini world, kind of, and has some sort of commentary on video games or social media or whatever it may be.
I thought that the show was just a little too real.
It was not that far off from where we are now.
Like, there's an episode where Bryce Dallas Howard, one of my favorite actresses, is in the episode about social media.
And it's basically about how social media has replaced currency and also like, social ranking.
It was terrifying.
It's drugs, I'm addicted and I just can't quit
But also, the title "Black Mirror" is when your screen is off and it's just black and you can see your reflection in it.
- Yeah.
And that reminded me of the fairy tale of Snow White, when the Evil Queen is looking in the mirror.
And she's like, 'Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?' And I thought that's kind of what we still do with our phones.
Just like, waiting for that validation to happen, and waiting for that mirror to like, light up and be like, 'You're the one.
' Or, 'You got a notification.
' We're all just waiting for that.
And then I wrote the song "Black Mirror" and kind of, tied it into what a, what a relationship would be if it was just with technology and not with a person.
Been thinking about it a lot these days I said things I didn't mean to say
All these words just get in my way
Now it's bad enough you're burnt in my brain
And hold on tight to my memory
I wish we could relive those days All these words just get in my way
But it's not the same, it's not the same Mm-hmm
If we lived here we'd be home by now
Can understand why you're not around You got tired of waiting for me
I got tired of trying
I want to take it back, want to take it back
to where we started
Why did you break so fast, did you break so bad
You left me haunted
Now it's too late to hold you close And it's too late to let it go
I want to take it back so we can start this over
If I could
Over, over, over
Over, over, over
I'm sick and tired of saying it's my fault
You're the one who just who hit and run
Say the word and I'll feel alone But I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin on'
'Cause if we lived here we'd be home by now
Can understand why you're not around
You got tired of waiting for me And I got tired of trying
If I could I want to take it back,
wanna take it back to where we started
Why did you break so fast, did you break so bad
You left me haunted
Now it's too late to hold you close And it's too late to let it go
I want to take it back, So we can start this over, over
If I could Over, over, over
If I could Over, over, over
Now it's too late to hold you close And it's too late to let it go
I want to take it back, so we can start this over, over,
If I could over, over, over
If I could over, over, over
If I could
Yeah.
That's it.
- Right, you do so many things.
You're a singer, an actress, an activist, and a model.
What kind of inspires you to explore all those different fields? - Um, I think first and foremost I'm a, I'm a musical artist.
And then, then... then maybe philanthropist, and then maybe everything else.
Kind of just for fun.
Um, but, I think my parents really inspired me to do, or at least try, everything that I could because they didn't want to limit my brother and I to just doing one thing.
So they were very adamant that we try everything that we were passionate about and then stick to the one that we love.
- And speaking of your parents, you kind of come from a famous family.
What's it kind of like spending most of your life in front of a camera? - Normal, now.
It, uh, it's definitely weird like, being I think, 11 was the first episode of our show.
It was a little weird.
But it gets normal very quickly.
And then the crew becomes your family, as well, and it just becomes normal.
- And with their music, has it been a challenge to sort of try to break away from that? - Yeah, of course.
And I think it will always be a talking point but I... I hope that the songs speak for themselves.
I'm stuck and I can't get out Got hours left in this metal house
And if I could, I would Feel your touch
But it's too hard to reach out when I'm miles up
It's only air that keeps us apart
It's minutes and hours I'm back in your arms
It's air that keeps us apart It's minutes and hours, oh
I'm on a red-eye Going one way now
It ain't the first time You pushed me out
I'll come back, like I do most every night
And dry your red eyes with my one way flight
Mm-hmm
When I see you I have no doubts
And I know that you get scared thinking about it
And if I could, I would Calm you down
There's no need to be afraid I'll wait until you're done
It's only air that keeps us apart It's minutes and hours
I'm back in your arms
Air that keeps us apart It's minutes and hours, oh
I'm on a red-eye Going one way now
It ain't the first time You pushed me out
But I'll come back, like I do most every night
And dry your red eyes with my one way flight
Oh, I'm there when you want me to Just call and I'll fly to you
I'm there when you want me to Just call and I'll fly to you
I'm on a red-eye Going one way now
It ain't the first time You pushed me out
But I'll come back, like I do most every night
And dry your red eyes with my one way flight
- You started something called "Sophie's Place?" - Yes.
- Can you explain to us what that is exactly? - Yes.
First of all, I'm so proud of it.
But it's called "Sophie's Place.
" It's in Surrey, British Columbia, which is just right outside Vancouver.
And we're a center for children who've been mentally, sexually, or physically abused.
And we kind of deal with the after effects of that, and getting them counseling, legal proceedings, everything... we pay for all of it, as well.
- Wow.
- Which is great.
- That's incredible.
- Yeah.
- It's really cool.
It's too late for heartbreak Feel better now I can't escape
My demons on the inside Turn against me like ocean tide
- Do you have any dream collaborations? - I always say Adele because she's like, the best singer... - Yeah.
- Ever.
- She's like, the queen.
- But like, realistic collaborations, maybe not realistic right now but hopefully soon, like, Clean Bandit would be amazing.
Or Mura Masa, or...Yeah, any of those like, genius, like... - Producers.
- Producers.
Yeah, that would be great.
Because I write all my own lyrics on what I don't do, like, incredibly well is produce track.
Like, I can write chords but I, there are just some people that are like, wizards with Ableton and Pro Tools and I just, I want to get better at that.
I'm drowning in gasoline And I can't say
If I told you You wouldn't believe me anyway
- So what can we expect from you in the future? - More music, definitely.
- Sweet.
- Yeah.
- Awesome.
- Keep in touch, guys.
- We def will.
- Yeah.
- You guys are cute.
Pour the gasoline on my shoulder When the fire dies I'll have closure
Hi, I'm Sophie Simmons and you're watching Baeble Music.
You can tear me down and start over Feed me to the flames, I've got no one
When the fire dies, I'll keep burning From my ashes I can start again

Artist Bio

Sophie Simmons puts intensive work and dedication into everything she does, turning anything she touches into gold. The now 25-year old got her start in the spotlight at the age of 11 as a star on the hit reality TV show, Gene Simmons: Family Jewels. Since then, she has used her position to advance her career in acting. In that time she also acquired a love for giving back, so she founded her very own Vancouver, BC based center for abused children called Sophies Place. With this impressive resume behind her, she has her eyes set on her burgeoning singing career, kicking off with her new alt-pop smash, Black Mirror.

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