Born and raised in Hollywood, Solvej Schou is a Pasadena, California and Los Angeles based writer and musician.
As a fierce indie rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, Schou has music available across multiple platforms. Her debut self-titled solo album was released in late 2014. Her new full-band solo album Quiet For Too Long was released on digital and red vinyl in June 2019, and is available through CD Baby, Apple Music, Amazon Music and more. “If your nerves aren't charged and tingling by the end, your emotions at tipping point, you aren't paying attention,” LA Weekly wrote about the album as its album of the week. Schou has been interviewed about her music and Quiet For Too Long by outlets including LA Weekly, KPCC 89.3 FM’s The Frame and NPR’s Morning Edition, KSPC 88.7 FM, LAist.com, Moment Magazine, Mike Watt’s podcast The Watt From Pedro Show and Flavorwire.
Schou works as a staff senior writer in Marketing and Communications at ArtCenter College of Design, writing stories about alumni, faculty and students for ArtCenter's online and print Dot magazine. Her writing experience ranges from former staff and senior staff writer-reporter positions at The Associated Press and Entertainment Weekly to freelance work for AP, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and other outlets. She’s interviewed legends including Aretha Franklin, Chrissie Hynde, Brian Wilson, Patti Smith, Francis Ford Coppola, Ringo Starr and Barbara Kruger, and has contributed to multiple books, including essays on Patti Smith, PJ Harvey and Sharon Jones for the 2018 anthology Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyoncé. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl (Black Dog & Leventhal).
Schou has a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College, Columbia University and a master’s degree in journalism from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
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CD Baby (buy & listen to albums)