BEST NEW TRACKS: SOFIA KAY DISCUSSES THE COMPLEXITIES OF LOVE AND LONELINESS ON “MAXIME”
Sofia Kay is a fifteen year old hit-making force to be reckoned with, and she further flexes her songwriting muscle on her newest single “Maxime.”
The Toronto native has steadily released single after single, each one showing a different strength to her songwriting. In addition to her artist project, she also is credited as a songwriter on TXT’s “Way Home.” Her skills are lightyears beyond her age and we couldn’t be more pumped about a new song from Sofia Kay!
Folks, the category is MELODY. “Maxime” should come with a warning label stating that there is a 100% chance of it getting stuck in your head (but that should be expected of any Sofia Kay song at this point). Her ability to craft airtight melodies and then deliver them so effortlessly through her clear and honest voice is beyond refreshing.
SOFIA KAY - MAXIME
Lyrically, the song skilfully covers the complexities of waiting for that special someone. She juxtaposes poetic lines with conversational ones, taking listeners on a journey. She weaves a story that zooms in and out of specific moments and feelings, coming together in the chorus where she sings: “It’s okay in the day / but the nights are heavy / never knew at this age it could feel so lonely / and it’s you.”
Previously, Sofia Kay caught the ears of some of our favorite curators including We Found New Music, as well as various Spotify editorial playlists with her singles “Dance with you,” “Seoul,” “Tea Shop” and “can’t help it.” Benjamin Groff, who is the founder of We Are: The Guard and Brill Building Music Publishing (where we’re lucky enough to work with Sofia), described her as a “one in 10 year signing,” confidently stating “I’ve found my Taylor Swift.” If you previously were not hip to this emerging star, welcome to the early party and join us in having a front seat view of her inevitable rise.
“Maxime” is available now on all streaming platforms.
Arielle Tindel is from Cleveland, Ohio. She recently graduated from Berklee College of Music with degrees in Music Business Marketing and Songwriting. In her free time, Arielle can be found gardening or playing bass.