Rising queer indie-pop singer, Courtney Govan has released her uplifting and energetic new single, “sofa”. The new track channels the buzz of a new crush and reminds listeners that sometimes the moment matters more than the ending. Listen to it now below.
The light-hearted non-gendered situations song sprinkled with a little bit of commitment issues is a bouncy and enticing cocktail of upbeat, indie-pop rhythms, playful bedroom pop sounds, and energetic electro-pop pulses. Much like Govan’s subject of interest, the song is irresistible: flirty and colorful, it transports crowds into a bustling inner world of attraction. This is an anthem to cheerfulness, chasing connections, and the excitement of desire, where having drinks on the sofa teases and characterizes an organic relatability.
“For years now, it has been so important to my mental health to write music that has been about navigating life in a fat body and just about my lived experience in general,” admits Govan, about the humanistic approach to songwriting that has become her signature. “However, ‘sofa’ is about how it is equally important to remember that as we reflect on times when we maybe haven’t made the best decisions, we still felt joy and laughter as we lived those moments. We still had the experience.”
Throughout the single, Govan celebrates our ability to allow ourselves to be carefree and vulnerable while leaving space for self-awareness. The track reflects on finding freedom in, and with others, without pressures or responsibility, in a lively and youthful take on living in the moment.