Birth name Deborah Sarah Epstein
Born Paris, France
Origin Paris, France
Genres Contemporary, pop, soul
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, actress, dj, model
Years active 2000–present
Labels Sphere Musique, eOne Music, Mosley Music Group, Interscope Records, Universal Music Group, Daylight Records
Associated acts Timbaland, Nelly Furtado

SoShy (born Deborah Sarah Epstein;[1]), is a French singer, songwriter, actress, DJ and model.[2][3]

Early life

She was born Deborah Sarah Epstein[1] in Paris, France, on September 14, 1984,[4] to a French-Argentine-Italian mother and a French-Russian-Ukrainian father. Her early childhood was spent in New York City and Los Angeles.[5]


SoShy, who began her career as an actress, soon discovered the art of DJing, which she did for several years. She also started singing in clubs at the age of fifteen. She then met Lone, a French producer in 2003, and from there signed a deal with Sony Music/Daylight New York. Since signing, SoShy has traveled the world for her debut album, co-writing with artists including BloodShy, Sam Waters, Walter Turbitt, Mark Ronson, Cool and Dre, Steve Kipner, Estelle, Jim Beanz, Michelle Bell, Kovas, Novel and more. She was also featured at the 2005 and 2007 MUSEXPO music conferences.

SoShy co-wrote "Strike the Match" with Ryan Tedder, from the group One Republic, for the ECHO Music Awards nominated German all-female pop band Monrose.

"Appetite for Love" was written in Gunnersbury, London in 2004 with former members of the rock group Rising Times and producer Guz Lally after songwriting stalwart Wayne Hector declined the session. The title was paraphrased from the hard rock group Guns N' Roses' debut album.

In addition, she wrote a song for the American pop rock singer Chris Cornell on his new album Scream. Also in 2009 she wrote the song "Elvis", sung by the Belgian group Leki & The Sweet Mints.

SoShy was signed to Timbaland's MosleyMusic Group/Interscope/Universal Music Group through Jimmy Iovine.

She can be heard on "Morning After Dark" which she co-wrote, the first single from Timbaland's 2009 album Shock Value II.[2] Her single "Dorothy" was featured on the FIFA 10 and her song "The Way I" was featured on The Official Soundtrack of FIFA 06. Soon after, they intensively promoted the hit single by performing live on TV for the MTV Music Awards, Conan O'Brien Tonight Show, followed by many live shows, such as House of Blues Los Angeles and also throughout the world.

She then signed to Sphere Musique/eOne Music in Canada from 2012 to 2014. Her debut album Crack The Code was released September 9, 2014 worldwide. The first two lead singles ("Whateva Man" and "City Of Angels") are now available on iTunes.[6] The video for "Whateva Man" premiered on Vevo September 3, 2014.[7]

She is currently working on her new album as well as going back to her acting and DJing career.


Studio albums

List of independent albums, with track listings.
Title Album details
Crack the Code[8]
  • Released: September 9, 2014[9]
  • Label: Sphere Musique
  • Formats: digital download
Track listing
  • 1. "All Aboard"
  • 2. "Let the Shy Shout"
  • 3. "Whateva Man" (feat. Novel)
  • 4. "Relationshit"
  • 5. "Hello" (feat. Saukrates)
  • 6. "City of Angels"
  • 7. "Honest Liar"
  • 8. "Bang Bang"
  • 9. "Dorothy"
  • 10. "Never Over"
  • 11. "I Think We Landed"
  • Deluxe Edition
  • 12. "Speechless"
  • 13. "Swim With the Birds"

Solo singles

Year Song Album(s)
2005 "The Way I" FIFA 06 soundtrack
2009 "Dorothy" FIFA 10 soundtrack
2014 "Whateva Man" Crack The Code
2014 "City Of Angels Crack The Code

As featured artist

Year Song Chart positions Album
2009 "Morning After Dark" (Timbaland feat. Nelly Furtado and SoShy)[10] 61 6 19 — 6 13 8 21 11 13 8 Shock Value II
2015 "Back To Myself" (AZ feat. SoShy)[11] — — — — — — — — — — —
2016 "Shine Upon You" (Inmensus feat. SoShy)[12] — — — — — — — — — — —
2017 "Back to the House" (Junior Sanchez feat. SoShy)[13] — — — — — — — — — — — Under The Influence
2017 "Dreaming" (Junior Sanchez feat. SoShy)[14] — — — — — — — — — — —


  • "Morning After Dark (Chew Fu 2016 B-Boy Fix Remix)" (with Nelly Furtado & SoShy)
  • "Morning After Dark (French Version) (with Nelly Furtado & SoShy)

Other appearances

Year Song Artist Album(s) Notes
2009 "Ease Off The Liquor" Timbaland Shock Value II (additional vocals)
2015 "Black Night" Dembiak Music Alternatives[15]
"Don't Stomp On Me"
"Oh Boy"
2016 "Cloudy Peninsula"[16] Kawnar The Giant
"Which Way To Go"[17] Junior Sanchez 10 Years of Viva Music: Decadedance Part One – EP
2017 "Back To House" Under The Influence[18]
"Dirty Housewife"
"Amor De Mi Vida"

Writing credits

Year Song Artist Album(s) Notes
2006 "Strike The Match" Monrose I Am Co-writer of the song with Ryan Tedder
"Appetite For Love" Natalia Everything and More Co-writer of the song with Cameron Jean-Laing; Lee Macdougall; Gulzar Singh Lally
2009 "Lost Cause" Chris Cornell Scream writer of the song
"Elvis"[19] "Leki & The Sweet Mints" Leki & The Sweet Mints


  1. ^ a b BMI|Repertoire Search: MORNING AFTER DARK (Legal Title)
  2. ^ a b Reid, Shaheem (September 16, 2009). "Timbaland's Shock Value 2 Inspired By 'Twilight'". MTV.
  3. ^ "SoShy". Discogs.
  4. ^ SoShy in the French National Library
  5. ^ SoShy[non-primary source needed]
  6. ^ "Crack the Code (Deluxe Version) by SoShy on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "Whateva Man – SoShy". VEVO. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  8. ^ "Crack the Code by SoShy".
  9. ^ "Crack the Code (Deluxe Version) by SoShy". iTunes. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  10. ^ "Morning After Dark (feat. SoShy) - Single by Timbaland & SoShy". iTunes. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  11. ^ "Legacy by AZ". iTunes. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  12. ^ "Shine Upon You (feat. SoShy) - Single by Inmensus". iTunes. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  13. ^ ""Back To House (feat. SoShy) [Extended Mix]" from Back To House (feat. SoShy) - Single by Junior Sanchez on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  14. ^ "Dreaming (feat. SoShy) by Junior Sanchez". iTunes. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  15. ^ "Black Night (feat. Soshy) by Dembiak Music". AppleMusic. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  16. ^ "Cloudy Peninsula (feat. Soshy) by Kawnar". AppleMusic. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  17. ^ "Which Way To Go (feat. SoShy) [Original] by Junior Sanchez". AppleMusic. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  18. ^ "Back to House (feat. SoShy) by Junior Sanchez". iTunes. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  19. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Deborah Epstein –". Retrieved August 8, 2017.

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