Sophie Strausscombines her angelic voice and unapologetic lyrics to create a sound that is incredibly inspiring in her new video, “Aphids,” out now via Clash Magazine. Written as a response to Father John Misty (and others like him), Sophie expresses her frustration with the male genius and the leeway it affords men commenting on the meaning of the song, “I wrote “Aphids”as a rejection of the mythology of the Male Genius and all the monstrous behavior that title covers for. I think we are all done being anyone’s muse.” The refusal of toxic masculinity and independence shines through the video.
A Los Angeles native, Sophie creates music that is both warm and biting. Juxtaposing lush synths against sharp, organic percussion and her intimate vocals, she brings you into her beautiful, tense world. She is strongly opinionated, girly, queer, shameless, and self-deprecating and her songwriting is as comfortable with discomfort as she is. Her new album Hard Study is to be released later this year.