Machine Gun Kelly Guitarist Sophie Lloyd Describes Working with Trivium’s Matt Heafy on Solo Album


Guitarist Sophie Lloyd is enjoying a pretty big spotlight right now as the axewoman for rapper-turned-pop-punk-star Machine Gun Kelly but she has her own solo album on the horizon too. Titled Imposter Syndrome, the album is planned to arrive sometime next year.

After releasing first single “Do or Die,” which features singer Nathan James, Lloyd spoke with Ultimate Guitar about the album and cited Slash as an influence for the format.

“This is the first single of my upcoming album called ‘Impostor Syndrome.’ Basically, we’re doing something that’s inspired by Slash’s first solo record, where we’re having every single feature a different vocalist on it. And so, ‘Do or Die’ has Nathan on it, which is awesome as he’s from where I grew up. I’ve known him for a while, and he’s got such a powerhouse voice.”

Though she wasn’t at liberty to disclose the full list of artists participating on Imposter Syndrome, Lloyd did tell the interviewer that Trivium guitarist and vocalist Matt Heafy is on the album and spoke highly of working with him.

“It’s got loads of different artists on it. I can’t divulge too much about what artists are on it, but the next one was fun because it features Matt Heafy from Trivium, one of my favorite vocalists ever. There’s this picture of me when I was recording my ‘Delusions’ EP, and I’m wearing this homemade Trivium shirt that I ironed on myself [Laughs]. It was cool to go from that to actually working with Matt.

But Matt was phenomenal as well. Working with him was cool as we recorded his track over Twitch, which made for something new and interesting. As for the rest of the album, there are a bunch of different styles, from metal to classic rock to pop punk. It’s a bunch of different stuff, but it has this running theme throughout it. So, I’m so excited. It’s been a long time in the making. I just want to get it out.”

The interviewer also spoke to Lloyd about how she linked with Machine Gun Kelly and the significance of the title Imposter Syndrome, so it’s worth giving the full interview a read.

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