Toronto, ON-based 16-year-old artist, Sophie Powers has unveiled her debut single, “Lonely Army”.
On the track, Sophie notes:
“Lonely Army is an anthemic song. It speaks on behalf of my generation, and the world noting us as one big “lonely army”. We are so connected to our phones but so disconnected from each other in person, especially with covid. Being connected and texting friends online is different than making real friends and connections in person. In Lonely Army, I address the effects physically and mentally that I’ve felt during covid in the age of the internet. I know a lot of my friends felt the same as me and I wanted to do something about it. I want to start a conversation, as it feels adults and people who are not struggling during this time need to understand that almost everyone else is, whether they show it or not. We’re all going through very similar things and somehow we’re all alone? It doesn’t sound right to me.“
Check out the single below, and find out more about Sophie via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hi, my name’s Sophie Powers and I’m a 16-year-old singer/songwriter. If you listen to pop, punk, hip hop, or rock music and like popcorn, we’ll get along well.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
I write about teen angst, anxiety, depression, relationships. And I say things honestly as they are. No sugar coating. I want to write in an honest way because in today’s day and age, honesty feels rare. I’d say my music is a combination of Pop, Punk, Hip-hop, and rock.
How have you been keeping creative during the Pandemic?
Yes creating is the only thing that has been keeping me sane during the pandemic. I’ve been working on music video treatments/designing outfits recently, but from Sept-Jan I was in LA recording music. I left LA with 8 songs, so that was a great experience.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
I’d suggest Lonely Army. There’s such an interesting story behind it, which makes it the ultimate first release. It shows the listener a more vulnerable side of who I am as a person/Artist and touches upon my mental health, as well as the state of the world in 2020-now. We’re all so connected online and with the pandemic, it’s been hard to even see people at all. Lonely Army isn’t just talking about myself, it’s talking about my generation and the world as one “Lonely Army” of people.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Well, my favourite Canadian Artist of all time is probably Avril Lavinge. But recently I’ve been listening to Drake’s new music, The Weekend, Nelly Furtado, Lolo, and Justin Beiber’s new album.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.