Love, Sophie – “Blush”


“Blush” is the fantastic debut single from Love, Sophie, an artist presently based in Los Angeles. Touting a dreamy, bedroom-pop vibe, “Blush” does well in showing the artist’s serenely melodic pull. Love, Sophie describes the track as “a satire of your basic, emotional, dramatic girl. Instead of portraying that girl as ‘high maintenance’ or ‘crazy,’ I wanted the result to feel honest and liberating.” The “don’t make me blush,” hook plays with enjoyable yearning, as mellow guitars and synths swirl around her longing vocals, echoing vibes reminiscent of Clairo.

Love, Sophie moved to LA when she was eighteen, after honing her songwriting and performing talents in Denver, aided by bass legend Kenny Passarelli. Now twenty-two, she crafted “Blush” in her studio apartment turned recording studio. “I find the whole process of home recording fascinating,” Love, Sophie says, “It’s so immediate. You can literally feel an emotion, like ‘you don’t make me blush anymore’ after a glass of wine on your couch, and create a music journal entry while you’re at the height of that feeling.”

Love, Sophie plans to release a series of singles in early 2020.

“Blush” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2019’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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