In her introspective new video “I Was,” out now via The Talkhouse, Sophie Strauss has yet again created the perfect balance between division and harmony through her music and aesthetic. Sophie shares that underneath all the beauty shown, this song is a reassessment of her childhood relations with girls, “[…] and upon reflection as an adult, it’s really hard to parse out where platonic feelings ended and romantic ones began.” However, Sophie reconciles with herself through raw yet light vocals and eventually understands that she may never fully understand her childhood relationships, and that might be okay.
Politically charged LA-native Sophie Strauss uses her natural instincts to cultivate freedom through her music. Personal to her own perspective, Sophie fosters an intimate connection with her fans while creating a safe space where female taboos, such as periods and abortions, can be discussed and exchanged. At 25, she continues to support this platform by delving into this discomfort with heavenly vocals and confident instrumentation.