“Mess” by Sofi de la Torre

"Mess" by Sofi de la Torre is Northern Transmissions' 'Song Of The Day'.

Following the storming success of her previous EP, ‘That Isn’t You’, loved by the likes of Q Magazine and The Line Of Best Fit, 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 track “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 unique style; one that has seen her gain Grimes as a fan.

Continuing to be involved in every aspect of her craft, Sofi 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 both cities. 


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