Recently introduced producer & singer-songwriter Sophia Stel melds transfixing dance hooks and frenetic breakbeats with her debut single “ineedthat” challenging any successful attempt for listeners to place her sound within a defining genre.
A nod to early 2000’s post-grunge, the 140BPM track pedals toward the forward-thinking fringes of dance music. Combining contemplative songwriting with euphoric rave, "ineedthat" transports listeners into the future of pop.
Genre traversing, veteran producer & DJ ZDBT polishes the track’s final mix, making it dancefloor-ready for all sound systems alike.
The single debuted May 27, 2022 on Canada-based music label Specials Worldwide, an imprint carrying forth the 'Vancouver Sound' and its persistent influence on modern, alternative dance & electronic music, focusing on creating a new mythos that bridges underground to mainstream.
"ineedthat" is visually accompanied by a queer love story, shot and directed by long-time collaborator and video producer, Mayumi Comley alongside co-direction by Sophia herself. “In an age which has assimilated queer representation into wholesome entertainment through tokenization and “coming out” stories, this video paints nuance,” writes Mayumi.
The official "ineedthat" music video premieres June 10th, 2022 on VEVO.