sophie meiers (they/them) has revealed their new single, “untangle me” today. The gritty lofi track takes cues from 90’s alternative and grunge, with muddy guitar complimenting charming vocals while sophie channels feelings of “deep emptiness” during a dark time in their past.
sophie reflects on the song, saying, “I was fourteen, living by myself, bouncing around from sketchy situation to sketchy situation. It was a symbiosis of beautiful and dark depravity, one which I both glorified and condemned. In a literal sense, “untangle me” is a song about desperation and survival.”
Through a hauntingly sweet melody, sophie expresses their lived experience of “existing in a void of mundanity where everything is endlessly tiring.” The highly visual lyrics are quite literal to their journey. Lines such as “so I drink another bottle / body heat, I need to cuddle,” reference the times where they’ve had to drink alcohol out of necessity to stay warm amidst the bitter winter cold.
sophie explains, “I like writing stories that are true and I like putting out songs that aren’t perfect. The best part about this song is that it is flawed, rough around the edges and not grasping towards an aesthetic vision of polished pop perfection. It’s honest. Brutal. Harsh. Crunchy. Uncomfortable. But I think it’s beautiful.”