25-year-old Los Angeles-based artist Sophie Strausspremieres “Drive Down Mama“ video via Pure Nowhere, out today! Juxtaposing lush synths, earthy percussion and searing vocals, Sophie brings to the table her trademark opinionated honesty with this single. Clocking in just under the 2:00 mark, Sophie settles for a minimalistic approach: “I wrote this right after the election and recorded it all sitting in my childhood bed on GarageBand,” said Sophie, explaining the origin of the track. “I was feeling a push and pull of exhaustion, frustration, and knowing I needed to energize myself and others to not get too bogged down and devastated.”
Free-thinking and unapologetic, Strauss uses her natural vocals to convey her girly, queer, bold sound to draw the masses into her music. Subjectively, Sophie fosters an intimate connection with her fans thru relatable experiences while creating a sanctuary-esque platform for women to exchange ideas. From female taboos such as periods and abortions, Sophie embraces all the finer details of a woman that may be alarming from the outside looking in. Still in her mid 20s, Sophie’s mission statement via her vocals and instrumentals is just underway.