Sofi Gev, the solo project of American singer-songwriter and indie pop artist Hannah Lovelady, has finally released the much anticipated new single, “Softspoken Eyes.” From lyrics and melodies inspired by hyper-infatuation; childhood memories; and confronting life head-on; to her dreamy blend of indie/folk pop with a touch of electronica; “Softspoken Eyes” is a song that just might speak to your soul. Her earliest and most enduring musical influence came from her father singing Joni Mitchell songs to her at night as a child, and that influence shines through the silky, tastefully-reverbed vocals set slightly offbeat over inspired, swirling instrumentals. Fans of Bat for Lashes, My Brightest Diamond, Lucy Dacus, or even Ethel Cain will love not only this single, but Sofi Gev’s entire discography.
Regardless of all the details, we’ve all had a time in life when we’ve been enamored by another human. Craving a deeper connection and wanting to know anything they’ll allow us to see while maintaining the delicate balance of not alienating them is arguably one of life’s biggest challenges – perfectly encapsulated in “Eyes.”