Sophia Somajo's new EP is shaping up to be the year's hottest quintet of pop songs. It all started with her blazing collaboration with fellow-Swede, Seinabo Sey, 'The Last Summer', towards the end of last year and over the past couple of months the Stockholm-based Somajo has unveiled two more corkers from the forthcoming set: 'Klein Blue' with its explosive chorus, and the thumping 'Sapphire', which has just come out as a single in its own right.

The extended player will be coming out in a few months but until then, we asked Somajo to tell us a bit more about 'Sapphire' and its sibling tracks, as a taster of things to come.

My favourite lyric on 'Sapphire' is...

"You/like a rare jewel/with your heart so blue/you'll never be mine/sapphire."

My favourite bit of arrangement on the song is the bit with...

The busted up synthesizers. And I love the outro.

I worked on 'Sapphire' with...

Björn Hallberg. I wrote the song on an instrumental track by Björn - he's brilliant. He sent me the track and I wrote the melody and lyric after the first listen, basically. I always record my vocals alone, in my bedroom. All the music was produced separately from the writing and recording of the vocals. That part is a very solitary thing for me. I never do sessions for my own records.

The best part of the recording process for the song was when...

It struck me what the song was actually about. It was beautiful and kind of cathartic. I had just improvised some words and melody on it and as I listened to it back, I heard what I was singing. It ended up being the chorus, exactly as you hear it now.

If I had to summarise my forthcoming EP, Freudian Slip EP Vol 1, in one sentence, it would be...

The unreleased soundtrack to Blade Runner (1982).

The creative idea for the EP first came to me when...

I saw the "sponge relief" painting by Yves Klein IRL for the first time at The Modern Museum in Stockholm. I was like: that colour is my life!

The song that has evolved the most between its first version and the finished EP version is...

Probably a song called 'Amphetamine'. The rest of them will be released pretty much in the state they were when I had just written them. Demos.

The track that took the longest to nail down was...

The mixing on 'Klein Blue' was insane! OMG. It was such a rough demo and we didn't want to change anything or re-record anything so mixing it to an ear-friendly state was really challenging. Then we got big shot, Mr. Tom Coyne, to master it and BOOM. It sounded luxe.

I knew the EP was finished when...

I finally nailed the mix on 'Klein Blue' [laughs].

The song I am most proud of on the EP is...

Maybe 'Klein Blue'? Hmm... that's a good question but it's hard to answer. Maybe 'Klein Blue' as it was the first song that I wrote on the EP and the first song in my career that I hadn't produced 100% myself. It was special. I never thought that would happen. I'm such a control freak but letting someone else build the soundscape gave me more space to focus on the writing and performance. In my earlier work, there was so much to think about with the production that I often didn't spend much time on my singing or the vocal performance. It just became another instrument, kind of neglected.

From all the tracks on Freudian Slip EP Vol 1, the one I am most excited about performing live is...

Probably a song called 'Mouth To Mouth'. It's so hardcore.

My vision for Freudian Slip Vol 2 is...

For you to hear it and be moved. It's all for you.

'Sapphire' is out now on Razzia Records. Freudian Slip EP Vol 1 will be released later on this year.