March 17 — Independent singer-songwriter Sophia Marie released her new EP, The Expatriate, Immortalized Friday.
According to Marie, she wrote the three songs that make up the EP’s body last year just before her senior year at Georgetown University. Two of those songs, she wrote while studying abroad overseas.
“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,” she said. “I wanted to tie it altogether in an EP that would make sense. I thought the title “the expatriate, (immortalized)” really perfectly encapsulated that.”
One of the songs, ‘Your Songs Are S***,’ became the EP’s latest single and was released last week. The song’s musical arrangement immediately evokes thoughts of singers, such as Lisa Loeb and Vanessa Carlton. Ironically, the fire in the song’s lyrical theme is somewhat contrary to much of their work.
Marie talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.
“Your Songs Are S***!” depicts the experience of going out with a fellow singer and songwriter,” she said. “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.”
More information on Sophia Marie’s new single and EP is available along with all of her latest news at https://sophiamarie.online.