Sophia Marie has shared her sophomore EP the expatriate, immortalized, featuring new single Your Songs Are Shit!
Taking on board the autobiographical nature of her music, Sophia Marie targeted the story of a young life in progress, journeying to new places as she studied and discovered herself. As she explains of the EP, “I recorded these three songs in Los Angeles over the summer of 2022 right before my senior year at Georgetown. I wrote the first song “Femme Fatale” while in the middle of my study abroad at Trinity College the fall of 2021. I wrote “Your Songs Are Shit” right at the end of that same study abroad in Ireland, finalizing the lyrics the night before I took the plane from Dublin back to L.A. in late December. I wrote “Could I Be Your Muse?” during my study abroad in Florence, Italy the summer of 2022.
“Looking back at these tracks in preparation for new recordings, I thought about how I wrote all these songs while assuming the role of an expatriate, singing about immortalization and historical figures and archetypes and even a singer who mimicked my own role. I wanted to tie it altogether in an EP that would make sense. I thought the title “the expatriate, (immortalized)” really perfectly encapsulated that.”
New track Your Songs Are Shit! jibes at the experience of dating a fellow singer and songwriter. “Your Songs Are Shit! depicts the experience of going out with a fellow singer and songwriter” she explains. “It’s inspired by one time I skipped class while studying abroad and showed up to his concert unannounced. This song is about trying to convince yourself that you don’t care about someone, that you’re totally fine and over them, that you think their songs are shitty because their shallow self prevents any lyrical or sonic depth, but, at the same time, you’re there at his concert, spending 20 euros on a ticket, mouthing every single lyric back to him.”
Music – Sophia Marie – image courtesy Panav Gududuri