Following the success of her previous EP, ‘That Isn’t You’, Spanish alt-pop artist Sofi de la Torre returns with her new EP, ‘Mess’.
Harnessing her penchant for crafting honest, engaging lyrics, the anthemic lead single and title track sees Sofi reveal a different side to both herself and her artistry. Having been exploring “melancholic and smooth vibey tracks for a while”, Sofi explains that “there was a part of me that wasn’t really being put out there…the sassy, not-so-easy-to-handle Sofi that nobody has really experienced so far. This track felt like the perfect thing to release at this moment in my career. It’s upbeat, it’s fun and it’s messy!”
The track was co-written with Sofi’s long-term Finnish producer Jonas Karlsson and songwriter Axel Ehnström, a duo she first teamed up with to produce the widely popular ‘Vermillion’. Now based permanently in Berlin, she worked on the EP’s further three cuts in Helsinki, including the sultry ‘London x Paris’, whose lyrics “You’re so good at loving me, only temporarily” reference a relationship where one is giving more than the other, and ’19 in Mexico’: a track about inebriated experiences that Sofi deems “the most stream-of-consciousness R&B track of them all”.
With a sound she self-describes as “pop done right”, the EP demonstrates Sofi’s infectious style at its finest; one that has seen her gain A-list fans in the form of Grimes and Paramore’s Hayley Williams. Featuring a mixture of moods that blend uniquely together, this follow-up release clearly showcases her growing maturity as an artist, moving away from the singer-songwriter aesthetic that saw her sign a publishing deal in 2011 with Sony/ATV, and towards the Banks and Drake-inspired style she now emanates.
Continuing to be involved in every aspect of her craft, Sofi’s creative talents will also be showcased in accompanying videos for ‘Mess’ and ‘London X Paris’, which will feature footage shot in both locations in homage to her time spent living in the demanding environment of a big city.
Already armed with strong support from across the Atlantic, Sofi will celebrate the release of ‘Mess’ on 20th November with a launch gig at Rockwood Music Hall in New York on the 19th, where she’s set to win an ever wider legion of fans.