Sofi de la Torre Haunts the Streets of ‘London x Paris’: Video Premiere
Early last week, Spanish alt-pop goddess Sofi de la Torre dropped another cut from her upcoming Mess EP, entitled "London x Paris," which PopJustice spotlighted immediately upon its release. The song has since racked up an impressive 220K plays (and counting!) on Spotify.
Today, PopCrush has the distinct privilege of premiering the video for "London x Paris," and we couldn't be more thrilled.
"Involved in every aspect of her craft," the press release goes, "Sofi directed the video to ‘London x Paris’ herself, which features footage shot in both locations in homage to her time spent living in the demanding environment of a big city."
The track finds de la Torre exploring more of the same "melancholy and smooth vibey tracks" as previous releases, and it recalls some of Charli XCX's more reflective break-beat tracks from True Romance ("So Far Away" immediately comes to mind). Sonically, "London x Paris" more than proves that she is indeed "pop done right," as she's so modestly (yet so rightly) described herself.
Lyrically, "London x Paris" describes "a relationship where one is giving more than the other," the kind of imbalanced love that life on the road often precipitates. "Had you in London and Paris but don't keep in touch," Sofi seductively croons near the end of the first verse, continuing with the somber revelation of, "Now you're not here and I look for a much bigger rush."
The track's most poignant lyric frames the chorus: "You're so good at loving me, only temporarily." In this one line—and through its shiver-inducing repetitions—Sofi perfectly captures the grim reality of her unrequited love. And she does so with the softest of touches that really make us say, "Damn, we feel you girl."
Sofi has already garnered praise from fellow "alt girls of pop" Grimes and Hayley Williams of Paramore," so when Mess finally drops on November 20, we're positive she'll be our new favorite alt girl as well.
Also: If you live in the NYC area and want to catch Sofi stateside, she'll be playing an EP launch show on Thursday, November 19 at Rockwood Music Hall.
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