We’re shining a spotlight on some of the standout performances that have taken place in the listening room this year. Every week, we’ll share a song or two from a past livestream show that you shouldn’t miss. Find the videos on our YouTube channel and learn more about the artists, their work, and their music journey, here on the Sofar blog.
This week, meet KORDELYA, a Mexican-American artist who blends textures and trap-like productions into light-hearted songs. Watch her stunning performance of “Torn,” and learn more about her music journey below!
Bon Iver‘s self-titled album. It just never gets old! It’s one of those albums that keeps on giving. Every time you listen to it you discover something new and that’s what makes it a classic in my mind. Plus listening to it makes any mundane task interesting, so that’s always a plus in my book.
First time I wrote a song. It was about a fight I had with someone very close to me. When I was done, it felt like I didn't have to carry that pain with me anymore because it now lived in that song. I could now leave a bad moment but also a good moment there suspended in time.
That changed me forever. I realized that the best way to get over someone or something is to turn them into literature, or in my case, music. I had this tool now. A kind of cheap therapy. So I figured, if it helped me this much then I knew it could help someone else out there going through the same thing.
Mal Hecha — every song talks about an imperfection.
I knew it had a deeper meaning to me.
Honestly for the better. More opportunities and I’ve gotten to become a better musician.
SYML‘s self-titled album.
YHLQMDLG, Bad Bunny
Catch more rising artists in the listening room every weekday at 3PM EST, and stay tuned for the next Best of the Listening Room feature! But first, watch this pre-COVID Sofar show from KORDELYA