Redwood City, California native Sofia Claire has released the music video for her well-received debut single, “I Don’t Feel Like Dancing Today.” Claire, who was born and raised in the Northern California city, counts singing, dancing and riding among her passions in life. She’s thrilled to finally unleash this video, produced and directed by Nicco Lovazzano at NL Visions, to fans.
The video was captured at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City and the San Mateo County Mounted Patrol Grounds in Woodside, California. Watch the video on Claire’s official YouTube channel HERE.
“I hope that what viewers can take away from this video is that it is okay to struggle some days. It is okay to not feel like ‘dancing today.’ In the video, we see a performer who is struggling with the thought of performing. We don’t exactly know what she’s going through, but something happened to get her to have the mental battle she is having. I want those who are going through a hard time in life, when it’s difficult to find the strength to push through, to know that they are seen and that they’re not alone.” ~ Sofia Claire
“I had an amazing time working on the ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancing Today’ music video. Sofia’s engagement with the camera turned this art into a masterpiece. Sofia and the team were a pleasure to work with. The entire process, from production day to the hours spent on the computer putting it all together was rewarding to me because of the sincerity of the message in the song and video. Sofia Claire is a very talented singer, actress and overall entertainer, and I am excited to see not when, but where her career in music takes her.” ~ Nicco Lovazzano, Producer/Director
This honest, heartfelt song was co-written by Ruth Collins, Jennifer Adan and Donnie Skaggs and released to all digital music platforms in September. It was recorded at the Sound Kitchen in Franklin, Tennessee and produced by Dr. Ford in Nashville. “I Don’t Feel Like Dancing Today” is available for streaming and download on all digital platforms. You can also listen HERE.
Just prior to releasing the tune to digital platforms back in September, Claire commented on how she was feeling:
“I am beyond excited to share my first single, ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancing Today.’ So much work has been put into this song, and I can’t wait to hear what listeners think. For me, releasing this song is just the beginning. I have worked for this moment for the past 11 years and I can’t wait to put it out there.” ~ Sofia Claire
During the recording process for “I Don’t Feel Like Dancing Today,” Claire was reminded of all the times she stood in front of an audience. Many days and nights practicing on stage until there was simply nothing left in her. There are days where a person just wants to say “no.” Long, tiring days where she wanted to walk away, but knowing “the show must go on” is the emotional vibe she hoped to capture in the song. A feeling that anyone can relate to when they don’t “feel like putting on a show.”
Sofia Claire has been singing since she was 10 and her sincere, sensual vocal style constantly wins over new fans. She loves all things cowgirl and has a long list of influences, including Alan Jackson, Lainey Wilson, Travis Tritt, Cody Johnson, Johnny Cash, Randy Travis, Dolly Parton, Tyler Childers, Joe Diffie and Ian Munsick. Her father was born and raised on a farm and taught her everything she knows about farming, animals and hunting. Her mother, an avid country music fan, introduced her to the genre she is now so pleased to be a part of. A favorite on the National Anthem Rodeo Circuit, she’s excited to get “back in the saddle” after a long pandemic hiatus. Follow Sofia Claire on social media for news of an upcoming summer 2022 tour.
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