With a broad and rich array of uplifting releases under their belt already, US duo K. Sofia recently returned to their euphoric ways on their latest single 'La La La Lie'.
Taking influence from the stripped-back sound of the synthwave scene, 'La La La Lie' makes for a wonderfully bright addition to their growing catalogue. Filled with sweeping melodies, tranquil harmonies, and a beautifully warm aesthetic throughout, it feels like we are only seeing the tip of their creative iceberg so far.
So with the new track out and about, we sat down with them to find out more about their background and what has been inspiring them over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
We both started off with a Drum Set, well different drum sets because we didn’t know each other yet.
What was the first song that inspired you to make your own music?
We don’t have a clear recollection of the ‘first song’ but John, Paul and George of The Beatles, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and David Byrne in general have been the most inspiring when it comes to songwriting and producing.
What kind of music did you love as a teenager?
A nice variety of 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and for sure some of the alt-pop/punk music of the 2000s.
What do you find is the best environment to find inspiration for your music?
Anywhere really, singing melodies in the shower or on a walk, but often just with a ukulele, alone in a room or in nature somewhere.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
We listen to all genres of music for the sake of experiencing everything we can and then not listen to anything at all for a while as well. We definitely throw on a lot of healing frequency tones and arrangements, and are currently diggin on “If the World were Ending you’d Come over Right” by Julia Michaels and JP Saxe as a fun concept for a love song, with great songwriting, vocal performances and production… vibes.
How many of your songs have you written about people in your life?
All of them, in some way or another. Often an amalgam of people I know, myself included, and then the rest of humanity gets filtered into the mix. All of our songs are an expression of the human experience, from some perspective, or multiple perspectives, with multiple layers of meaning and innuendo, thus leaving room for interpretation and relatability for the listener.
What has been the most unusual moment in your career so far?
Filming our DIY music video for “On the Breeze” in a canoe, on land, behind a house, in a freezing rain storm with an iphone and a flood light. Dedication to art or to insanity, we still aren’t sure. But go check it out!
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
Paul McCartney would be very satisfying, Chance the Rapper would be a lot of fun, but anyone spreading good vibes that honors us with the opportunity to open for them anywhere in the world would be amazing!
If you weren’t a musician, what other path do you think you might have taken?
Food and beverage perhaps. We had a restaurant in Brooklyn right before quarantine happened in NYC. Losing that restaurant opened the door for us to find ourselves neck deep in music again.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
Love yourself, trust yourself, believe in yourself and stay true to yourself, always. Only YOU can do that. Oh and timelines don’t always line up how you’ve envisioned them, so stay flexible, persistent and confident in your art, forget about expectations, and bring a newness to music only YOU can manifest.
K. Sofia's new single 'La La La Lie' is available to stream and download now. Have a listen to it in the player below.