SOPHIE LLOYD releases video for 'Fall Of Man' featuring TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY
British guitar sensation Sophie Lloyd has released the official music video for her new single “Fall Of Man”, featuring Matthew K Heafy (Trivium). It is the second single from her forthcoming debut album. Lloyd currently is the live guitarist for Machine Gun Kelly.
Watch “Fall Of Man” below.
“The response to the song so far has been amazing and I am so excited for people to see this video,” Sophie said of the clip, which was shot at TRIVIUM‘s The Hangar headquarters in Orlando, Florida.
“Filming with Matt was such a cool experience. As a longtime TRIVIUM fan, it was amazing to see the hub where they create their music and stream from.
“Matt was amazing to work with,” she added. “It was so surreal performing there with him and actually seeing this song come to life.
“Our video crew Kal Visuals did an amazing job at taking a performance video to the next level by experimenting with camera rotation which captured the feeling of things spiraling out of control in life sometimes, but fighting through it and not letting these things ‘pull you downwards’.”
“Sophie Lloyd is an immensely talented force of a musician and songwriter,” said Matt. “I recall first seeing Sophie‘s guitar playing online and being truly blown away — so having been a fan of Sophie‘s for several years, I was honored when asked to guest on an upcoming track. When I learned that TRIVIUM had been a longtime favorite band of Sophie‘s, I was humbled and appreciative.”
Matt actually started work on his parts of the song live on Twitch, giving viewers, including Sophie, an insight into his writing process.
“My co-writer/drummer Christopher Painter and I had a lot of fun experimenting with different time signatures and using some scales that I don’t traditionally use,” says Sophie on writing the song. “Also Matt writing and recording the song on Twitch was really cool as we got real-time feedback from fans on what they want to hear. He really elevated the song into a metal masterpiece and I’m so excited for people to hear it!”
Watch the previously released “Do Or Die” (featuring Nathan James) below.
Titled “Imposter Syndrome”, Lloyd‘s full-length debut album is expected later this year on her own Autumn Records label, and will see Sophie collaborating with some impressive names from the world of rock, with a stunning production from famed studio wizard Romesh Dodangoda (BRING ME THE HORIZON, NOVA TWINS, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, MOTÖRHEAD).
“I can finally say that I have new music coming!” says Sophie. “All my music before was instrumental, so this is a very special release for me as it includes vocals, and some of the people we’ve worked with are people I used to have as posters on my wall as a kid, so it feels very full circle. It’s something that I have been working on before the first lockdown, and to be here talking about it feels amazing!”
Lloyd is one of the most prolific guitarists on the world wide web, a trailblazer who is redefining the concept of a “bedroom” guitarist. A talented composer and accomplished musician, Sophie graduated from the prestigious BIMM in 2018 with a First Class Honours BMus in Popular Music Performance, honing and refining a talent she has nurtured since childhood.
Since then, she has amassed the kind of following that even the guitar gods she grew up idolizing would be envious of, with a reach surpassing three million followers across her social channels, built through a steady stream of sharing her talent via guitar “shredleys”, covers and her own original material.
Most recently, Sophie could be seen shredding on stage as guitarist for multi-platinum recording artist Machine Gun Kelly on his recent “Mainstream Sellout” world tour, which included sold out shows at legendary venues such Madison Square Garden in New York and Wembley Arena in London.
At 27 years old, Sophie Lloyd is just getting started, with work on her debut solo album in progress and a few others items to tick off her bucket list.