Sophia (Nerina Pallot song)

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Single by Nerina Pallot
from the album Fires
Released October 2, 2006
Format CD single: Worldwide
Recorded Red Bus Studios, London
Genre Piano pop
Length 03:44
Label Idaho/14th Floor Records
Writer(s) Nerina Pallot
Producer(s) Nerina Pallot, Howard Wilding
Nerina Pallot singles chronology
"Everybody's Gone to War"
"Learning to Breathe"

"Sophia" is the second single released from the re-release of Nerina Pallot's second album, Fires. It was released on October 2, 2006. It was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award in the category of Best Song (Musically and Lyrically).[1]

The single includes Pallot's cover of Kylie Minogue's "Confide in Me".


Unofficially, it entered at #86 in the UK Singles Chart before jumping to its peak of #32 in its first official week on the chart. "Sophia" is Pallot's second most successful hit single, after "Everybody's Gone To War", giving her a second Top 40 hit on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

The single also peaked at #12 on the UK Airplay Chart in October 2006.


The video for "Sophia" was shot in a desert in Morocco, and directed by John Hillcoat.

In the video, Nerina is playing a piano and singing in the desert, while flames continue to grow around her. During the song, the piano Nerina is playing catches fire but she continues playing it, and finally, Nerina is surrounded in a fire circle. The video is described as 'beautiful' and a great contrast to the lighter video for "Everybody's Gone to War" previously.

The video uses the single version (also called radio edit) which is more upbeat. The album version is noticeably much slower with only pretty much the piano as accompaniment.

Track listings[edit]

# CD Title Time
CD, Download
1. Sophia Single Version 3:41
2. Confide in Me 3:40
7" Vinyl, Download
1. Sophia Single Version 3:41
2. (Cash & Sin) Mr King 5:00
1. Sophia Unplugged 3:59


Year Chart Position
2006 UK Singles Chart 32[3]


  1. ^ "Arctic Monkeys, Amy Winehouse on Novello shortlist". Reuters. 2007-04-23. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Pallot's UK chart history". Archived from the original on 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  3. ^ "UK charts archive". Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2012-01-10.