Sofi de la Torre’s hometown tips of Las Palmas, behind the video of ‘Flex Your Way Out’ with The Red Bulletin
‘Lost On You’ live session video: https://youtu.be/wDjeBNv6ip0
Taken from the ‘Death Valley’ EP: http://smarturl.it/DeathValleySpfy
‘the swagger of Drake fused with a laid-back Lana vibe’ – i-D
‘infectious alt-R&B, all wide open spaces, glitchy sonics, confiding vocals and a way with a killer hook’ – The Sunday Times
Sofi de la Torre, the Spanish singer from the Canary Islands, shares her newest single, ‘Flex Your Way Out’ featuring multi-talented LA artist Blackbear, under the self-styled banner #PopDoneRight.
The track finds the two singers mirroring their dreamy vocals over Finnish pop producer Jonas Karlsson’s soothing, trap-infused instrumental. Whilst Sofi del la Torre is exposing a darker and more introverted side, as she laments the end of a relationship, the overall feel is one of closure and optimism. The repeated refrain “go ahead and play with another, not me, I’m done” is delivered in such a manner as to project a sense of calm and control through the emotion. This is a powerful talent that is prevalent throughout her work, and has seen her credited already by The Guardian for the use for subtle restraint.
Sofi explains how the collaboration came together on the latest single: “I’ve always had it in the back of my mind that our voices would sound great together, so I sent him a message after writing this track in Helsinki. He got back to me straight away with that killer verse & vocal and I’ve had it on repeat ever since!” Blackbear rose to fame as a co-writer on Justin Bieber’s 2012 hit ‘Boyfriend’. Since then the 25-year old producer has developed an intriguing musical persona – pursuing R&B and rap influences and working with hip-hop artists such as Childish Gambino and Machine Gun Kelly, as well as Pharrell and James Blake.
Following the success of Sofi’s track ‘Vermillion’, which was named “your gorgeously gloomy song of the summer” by TIME Magazine and the “game-changer pop song you need to embrace” by Billboard, ‘Flex Your Way Out’ serves as the perfect showcase of Sofi’s continued ability to craft hit records. With a currently untitled EP expected to follow, the anticipation has certainly been mounting since Sofi’s latest project, ‘Mess’, which debuted autumn 2015, and received praise across the board from Noisey to Pop Justice.
Resolutely independent, Sofi’s latest release provides an introverted perspective to her unique pop style. Performing under the banner of #PopDoneRight, she continues to stress how pop should be heartfelt, original and accessible. ‘Flex Your Way Out’ serves as an introduction for many and embodies the sound that Sofi has pioneered, whilst standing as a testament to her artistic growth in 2016.