Born in Quebec City in 1992, Safia Nolin showed an interest for music at a very young age: at two, she improvised unplugged concerts with her small plastic guitar around her building's pool to her neighbours’ delight.
At 17, wanting to achieve her dream of becoming a musician, Safia started learning how to play guitar on her own with a used one offered by her big brother. Inspired by her surroundings, society and human nature, she writes lyrics that reflect her personal experience and real life. Authentic and inspiring, her words touch us and carry us into her universe. Her influences range from folk rock to indie rock.
In 2012, she concocted her first original song, Igloo, inspired by her neighbourhood, Limoilou, for which Safia won the SOCAN Best Song Award during her participation at the 44th edition of the Festival International de la Chanson de Granby. Following her stay in Granby, Safia had the opportunity to record these tracks in studio with Philippe Brault, Rick Haworth, José Major, Audrey-Michèle Simard and Guido Del Fabbro.
After joining Bonsound's management, booking and label rosters in 2013, Safia Nolin toured a lot in Quebec, performing at the FrancoFolies de Montréal, the Festival d'été de Québec, Coup de coeur francophone, the Beck Song Reader show hosted by Sofar Sounds during M for Montreal, as well as opening for Groenland on many dates. Her debut album will be released at the end of the summer 2015 via Bonsound.