The first time I covered Sydney singer-songwriter Sophia Chesworth on this site, she was fifteen and already a graduate of CMAA Junior Academy of Country Music and winner of the Gympie Muster Junior Talent Search, as well as of several songwriting awards, including the ‘Youth’ Section of the ASA (Australian Songwriters Association) National Songwriting Contest, ‘Youth’ Section of the TSA (Tamworth Songwriters Association) National Songwriting Contest, Open Lyrics of the Songsalive! Australia Song Comp and the Junior Songwriting Section of the CCMA (Capital Country Music Association).
Earlier this year Chesworth released her debut EP, Replay. ‘Navigate’ is the third single. It is, she says, ‘a song I wrote about a really hard choice I had to make. For me when I’m feeling confused about something I’ll turn to songwriting, and it always helps me show the way, and that’s exactly what this song did for me.’
The whole EP, produced by Matt Fell, is an example of Chesworth’s already well-developed skills. She has a wonderful voice and her lyrics reveal a clear-eyed view of the world that makes her songs relatable to audiences of all ages.