Author: Queen Sheba
In the final installment of her six-track “Single Series,” indie pop songstress SØF takes risks with “XO.” Stil sassy, SØF takes a strong stab at fast-singing and rapping in the bridge of the track, revealing yet another layer of her skills and artistry. Although the most unique out of all 6 singles she has released thus far in 2017, “XO” is the best executed; the elements of both indie and pop (think Ed Sheeran meets Charli XCX) flow effortlessly. “XO” contains lyrical risk flavour, and an infectious chorus that will be stuck in your head for days. About the single, SØF states:
“I wanted to save XO for last in my ‘Singles Series’ because it’s definitely the most different out of all the songs I’ve released thus far. This whole project has been about discovering myself as an artist, defying genres and taking risks, and I think XO encompasses all of those things. I wrote the song over 2 ½ years ago about a rocky relationship I was in. There was so much back and forth that it was driving me insane, and it felt like I was stuck in this never-ending game of Tic Tac Toe where we just kept tying and nobody would give the other person any leeway to win. It comes across as a total diss track, but I also admit that I can’t give up what we have because I’m too invested. It’s a weak part of myself that I exposed lyrically. The bridge portion of the song is where I really tried something new, and I’m glad I pushed myself out of my comfort zone with the writing decisions I made. This one’s really special to me, and I’m so glad it’s finally out in the world.”
SØF is a sassy, spunky and unapologetic indie-pop artist with a flair for fast-singing and rapping. Seamlessly weaving between genres by incorporating elements that she’s inspired by, SØF has a knack for being eclectic and exceptionally unique. While her onstage persona may be cheeky, SØF is personable and sweet with a passion for philanthropy and giving back. Her soulful vocals combined with her catchy pop hooks and bold lyrics make her a musical force to be reckoned with. “XO” is available NOW.
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