Romy Mars, Daughter of Sofia Coppola and Phoenix Frontman, Launches Music Career With Two Singles

Romy Mars, the 17-year-old daughter of Oscar-winning director Sofia Coppola and Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars, is launching her music career with the release of two singles.

Produced by bedroom pop artist Claud, known for their collaborations with Clairo, “Stuck Up” and “From a Distance” showcase Mars speak-singing confessional lyrics over stripped-down instrumentals. “Stuck Up’s” lilting and catchy chorus is reminiscent of Clairo’s earlier work, while the explicit “From a Distance” channels the attitude of Olivia Rodrigo with Mars singing, “Always going to be somebody else you’re fucking seeing/ Always going to be stuck in these lies I keep believing.”

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Mars recently made her red carpet debut opposite her grandfather, Francis Ford Coppola, at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of his sci-fi drama “Megalopolis.” Prior to entering the music industry, listeners may recognize Mars from her viral TikTok in which she made vodka sauce pasta while telling a story about how she got grounded for trying charter a helicopter so she could hang out with her camp friend. In that same video, she also revealed that she didn’t know the difference between garlic and an onion and posed with her dad’s Grammy. The TikTok’s quirky delivery and sarcastic tone instantly crowned her the internet’s new favorite nepo baby.

Coppola is the director of cult classic films like “The Virgin Suicides,” which is where she met Mars’ father, who worked on music for the film. They have since collaborated on the music for all of Coppola’s films, including her most recent, “Priscilla.” Mars’ band, Phoenix, last released the album “Alpha Zulu” in 2022 and earned a Grammy in 2010 for best alternative music album for “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix.”

Listen to “Stuck Up” and “From a Distance” here.

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