Saturday, May 11, 2024

Sophie Powers announces new EP & tour, shares "Woah!!" ft. kets4eki

Alt-pop artist Sophie Powers announced a new EP, Glitch: Lvl 1, due out on July 12 via Atlantic Records/TAG Music. “If Vanellope Von Schweetz from Wreck-It Ralph had a playlist, it would be this EP,” she says. “Full of fast paced hyperpop, industrial and pop-punk sounds, it’s the perfect record for summer ’24! The listener needs to be ready to hear this EP, as it tackles topics such as ARFID, depression, anxiety, breakups, ADHD, love, and navigating life as a teen today. With technology having changed so much in the past 15 years, the visuals and aesthetics tie in nostalgic and pixelated graphics from my childhood, alongside the tech we see today. That’s where the player ready? pixelated video-game storyline fits in. The listener should be ready for a blast from the past, and launch into the future. This is my last year of being a teen. I might as well go out with a bang!”

She’s shared a new single from the EP, frenetically-paced pop track “Woah!!”, which features Kets4eki. “I’m a romantic,” she says. “I believe that true love at first sight is real. And honestly, that’s what this song is supposed to represent: The initial ‘woah’ moment. But I’m also a realist. I know that sometimes, no matter how special you think someone is, life can get in the way. Kets4eki does an awesome job discussing relatable current day relationship struggles. He really brings that real factor to the song. I meanwhile am in a fantasy world of my own on the chorus. Luckily, reality hits me hard on the bridge. I guess my all in or nothing personality has really done a number on my dating life… oh well ! I get to write songs like this because of it :)”

Sophie is also going on tour starting later this month, with headlining North American shows in August, including an NYC show at Mercury Lounge on August 8. Tickets to all new shows go on sale Friday, May 17 at 10 AM local, with various presales starting Monday, May 13 at 10 AM local.


MAY 12 – Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse *
MAY 13 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Glasgow *
MAY 15 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy Birmingham *
MAY 16 – London, UK – Troxy *
JUN 1 – Fort Worth, TX – So What?! Music Festival
AUG 2 – Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccan Lounge
AUG 3 – San Francisco, CA – Brick and Mortar
AUG 7 – Philadelphia, PA – The Lounge at World Cafe Live
AUG 8 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
AUG 10 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Underground

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