Painting a disruptive picture of sickness, perversion and self-destruction, multimedia artist sophie meiers (they/them) views their upcoming EP ‘crawl__space’ as the place where secrets go to hide. The final piece of their immersive portals trilogy out on November 27, the dark new project embodies the muck and grime inside of us all — confessions of obsession, self-destruction and violent fairy tales.
Lifted from this third and final portal, today they share their new single “hotline”, a manic anthem of defiance and anticipation. Abrupt, chaotic, and secretive, sophie layers fast paced synthesizers with distorted drums as heavy bass and guitar swell to create the feeling of being stuck in an action/thriller movie.
“I wrote this story from the perspective of a seemingly unassuming character who is actually wrapped up in some crazy shit,” sophie explains. “They look sweet and innocent from the outside, but they never show anybody who they really are.” Watch the music video below:
‘crawl__space’ (out November 27th) is the underbelly beneath the dreamlike world of shine__space (May 2023) and the organic environment of spark__space (August 2023). Sonically centering around distorted guitars and crushed drums with haunting vocals colliding with morbid lyrics, the latest EP invokes a palpable world with their descriptive storytelling. Fascinated by the mysteries concealed behind day-to-day life, sophie set out to explore the darkness behind that veil, stating, “I want to talk about the parts of humans’ lives that we don’t begin to admit to ourselves — dirtiness, sickness, struggle, immorality, perversion.”
The character for crawl__space is a macabre expression of themselves with a slight fascination with destruction. Expressed with muted colors and textures, disheveled clothing, and stark contrast, the character explores the eerie beauty of the things we find “disgusting”. The project winds down with a somber lullaby, guiding you to the end of the basement where you find a window shaped like you.
Hailing from a small mountain town in Colorado, sophie meiers became obsessed with music at a young age, propelled by the myriad of resources that the internet holds. They left home at 15, paving their own way through creative ingenuity and a DIY mindset that carries into their art and work ethic. Existing on a plane all their own, sophie has created a surrealist alternate universe for their art to live, melding their passions for writing, visual artistry, and producing with an aesthetic uniquely theirs. Their experimental production, sultry vocals, and lyrical honesty have garnered them 700K monthly listeners, with their talents recognized and celebrated by Nylon, The FADER, PAPER Magazine, Billboard, Consequence, i-D, Lyrical Lemonade and more.