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Care, stability, patience, and a little bit of water is the key to keeping a plant alive. These tips also happen to be necessary for a thriving relationship, except for maybe the water.
Los Angeles based existential alt-pop artist Skofee plays with this metaphor on her deeply person break-up anthem “I’m Sorry I Killed Your Plant.” The lofi pop ballad details a withering relationship through cathartic lyrics, raw vocals, acoustic guitar, and a lush soundscape
We chatted with Skofee about the single, her upcoming sophomore EP, Joyland, and more!
What inspired your latest single “I’m Sorry I Killed Your Plant”?
A combination of heartbreak, guilt, grief and a desire to come to terms with all of that.
What was the writing and production process like?
I wrote this song with Sam Vendig, who co-wrote and produced four songs off my EP Joyland which will be coming out March 3rd. Working with Sam is always really easy and fun—I think we’re able to build off of each other’s ideas to create music in which both of our specific styles shine through.
“I’m Sorry I Killed Your Plant,” and the EP as a whole, would not be possible without his artistic vision and detailed production and I’m really grateful to have shared the process of making this song with him.
You’ve noted that this single is “one of the more personal songs I’ve written.” What inspired you to be more vulnerable on this track in particular?
I always try to be as vulnerable and honest as possible when writing. I think I knew if I was going to write this song in particular it wouldn’t be important to anyone else unless I was uncomfortably specific. Writing it proved to be both heartbreaking and relieving at the same time.
If you could set fans up in the perfect environment to listen to the single, what do you imagine it looking like?
I emerged from a tunnel of blankets I’d been in for weeks to write it, so maybe a soft comfortable place like that.
This year you’ll be releasing your sophomore EP, Joyland. What can fans expect from that project?
This EP is about the return to joy after falling out of touch with it in various ways. Joyland represents a euphoric state of mind, and one that isn’t necessarily accessible in the way it used to be. The pursuit of joy, self discovery, absence of comfort and the destruction of familiarity are all themes. While it has its own significance to me, I also found Joyland to be a grabby and simple name that listeners can interpret for themselves.
What can fans look forward to next?
The Joyland EP comes out on March 3rd, so anyone who likes this song will hopefully like the project as a whole also.
What is one quote that you have heard or that you go by that you want to ECHO out to the world?
“What if you got what you wanted?”
-McCall, “What Then” off her project ‘…to be a dream…’