Brooklyn-based Sophie Colette Continues “Pattern” of Prepossessing Pop Magic
“Sophie Colette is vulnerable, sweet, and honest in the way that is often lacking from so much pop music nowadays.”
Like a tree with rings of age, the heart carries each love — and its loss — with it always.
It’s with this very tangible experience in mind that Brooklyn indie-pop darling Sophie Colette presents her forthcoming single, “Pattern.” Listen here now.
“I wrote this song at the end of 2017,” recalls Sophie. It had been another period of “unhealthy relationships that, in hindsight, were the same archetypes — just beautifully repackaged each time.
“I have a weakness for poignant beauty.”
That would be an understatement.
Described by Glamglare as “exceptionally charming, beautifully melancholic, (and) letting her tender vocals shine,” Sophie Colette manages to lure and lead listeners on an emotional reckoning with each new release.
Produced by Ben Rice (The Candles, Elliot & The Ghost, Queue) at Degraw Sound, “Pattern” delicately reflects on Sophie’s vulnerability and healing process after a fallen romance. Each bar builds around her ethereal vocals and poignant lyrics with the vintage tones of a silvertone guitar — which arrived the day of recording — a Hammond organ, and Mellotron juxtaposed by modern groove and layered vocals.
“The crux of this “romantic” pattern lies in the second verse,” shares Colette. “As in… ’Did you only see me, reflecting lonely conscience?’
“Then, rather than dwell on themes like blame or insecurity, I eased the chorus into finding inner strength and commitment to ‘break the cycle’ and ‘leave the hurt behind.’”
2018 has heard from Sophie Colette before. Her artfully styled “Slow Danse” premiered on Glamglare, with an accompanying short film directed by Curvel Baptiste and serving a palette of sartorial indulgence, thanks to wildly textured, colourful and intricately paired vintage fashion delights.
Previously, her single “Tonite” — off her debut EP Strangers and Lovers — was featured at New York Fashion Week for Jasmine Chong’s 2017 runway presentation to editors of Vogue, WWD, and Elle magazines. Selected footage from her music video for “Get Close,” directed by Stephen Dirkes of Obscure Films, was nominated for Best Creative Concept, Art Direction, and Visual Effects at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival. Sophie Colette supported the release with a European promo tour with indie-folk artist The Crystal Elephant across festivals and stages in Berlin, Barcelona, and Edinburgh.
We would like to thank Eric Alper
for the press release and all the help in the music “Circle!”