Taylor Bennett collaborates with Spanish singer Sofi de la Torre on the new single ‘Views Of You’, out on 21st April under her self-styled banner #PopDoneRight. Listen here
The rising Chicago rapper, who recently teamed up with brother Chance The Rapper, Lil Yachty and Jerimih, imparts a robust verse over the delicate instrumental, produced with Finnish producer Jonas Karlsson, who has worked on so many of Sofi’s past successes, including ‘Flex Your Way Outfeat. Blackbear’. The late-2016 single received extensive support, including an interview with Noisey on Beats 1, her first BBC Radio 1 spin courtesy of Jamz Supernova, and her highest play count yet, with over 5 million hits across Spotify, YouTube and Soundcloud.
On ‘Views Of You’ both Sofi and Taylor speak regretfully about a lost lover. Soft pads, guitar and delicate fluttering piano allow de la Torre and Taylor’s vocal lines to shine, propelling their vocals to the fore. Speaking about the collaboration, Sofi says, “having Taylor drop a verse on a song like this made it that much more special for me. I love his voice, music and sensibility for lyrics; everything he stands for really. We’re both fiercely independent and I think it’s a beautiful thing when artists get together organically, no label, no bullshit and create something real.”
Sofi has previously received praise from Noisey and Pop Justice for her 2015 EP ‘Mess’, while her single, ‘Vermillion’, which came out in the same year, garnered support from Billboard, Time Magazine and The Guardian. Her debut album release launch will bring the Berlin-based singer to London on 13th May, taking place at The Woods in Shoreditch, and is sure to be a night of infectious, dreamy R&B vibes.
‘Views Of You’ is the latest single from the debut album, following the chilled alt-pop cut ‘$’, and further cements her position as the queen of #PopDoneRight. With the eagerly anticipated release featuring a heady mix of electrifying collaborations and solo slow jams, 2017 is set to be a defining year for Sofi de la Torre.