At just 21-years-old, Sonia Ben Ammar has starred in campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana and Miu Miu, and walked for Chanel – but despite her fashion credentials, the young Tunisian still considers it her side hustle.
To her growing 763k following on Instagram, her face may be instantly recognizable, but it’s her voice that she wants to become renowned for. Her IG moniker ITSNOTSONIA is marked by a high-strung veiny-eye profile photo that’s become synonymous with her playful yet edgy personal brand, and ultimately her sound. Sonia dropped a four-track EP last year that one Paper magazine writer described as a “mind-bending dark pop maze”.
Ben Ammar started working with Jason Quennville, better known as ‘DaHeala’, the man behind The Weeknd’s hit, ‘Starboy’ and ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’. It’s at that point that her sound became defined, and she released her first single, ‘Ocean’ – which was followed by her four-track EP.
As the young starlet continues her journey in music, we rounded up a few of her songs to listen to: