Cliche Magazine Oct/Nov 2017 - Page 116

All In The Family S ophie Tweed-Simmons has music in her blood. As the daughter of KISS rocker Gene Simmons, she’s taking it upon herself to ensure she too makes her mark in not only music but philanthropy as well. Between an upcoming EP and running her own charity, Sophie’s Place, Tweed-Simmons is rocking at life with a sincere passion for everything she does. We caught up with the star and asked some questions about her music, her life, and what she’s looking forward to in the next few months. BY MADELINE FERENCE Cliché: When people listen to The Galaxy’s “Dange- rous” that you’re featured in, what do you want them to know or feel? Sophie Tweed-Simmons: Immediately, I felt a sultry vibe when I heard the track. I think it’s a song about being more adventurous than you normally would be; it’s about maybe crossing the line with a friend or having a forbidden romance. My imagination always takes it to the extreme. I guess I want the listener to feel confident and a little dangerous, for lack of a better word. “I would say I have songwriting roots, an indie pop production sound, and a jazz-inspired vocal style.” 116 ethic that influenced me, not so much the music itself. Charity and advocacy is a huge part of your life. Can you talk a little more about Sophie’s Place and how it came to be? Sophie’s Place is near and dear to my heart. It is a safe place for children to go 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. We are here to help those who are suffering from mental, physical, or sexual abuse, and we are here to advocate for the child. We help thousands of children and the hope is that, one day, Sophie’s Place can expand to more cities and help where we are needed. Do you have any art