Our Basement,

What am I contributing to the next generation? What wounds have I healed or do I need to heal in myself so I can pass on the lessons as opposed to the hurt?

My new song, “Daughter,” is about the cycles of abuse that we bear witness to and endure. All people deserve to be treated with respect. The ability and power to create this relationship is within each of us, and is a direct result of the relationship that we have with ourselves.

I recorded the track at Echoplant Studios in Port Coquitlam, B.C. with award-winning producer Ryan Worsley (Dear Rouge, Said The Whale, Mathew V) and my amazing band – Michael Meroniuk (Guitar) and Jan Orsag (Keys, Ableton Live). We’re like a family and had a great vibe in the studio. It felt like a creative oasis. We have great respect and care for each other; not only did I feel understood as an artist, I felt supported and strengthened.

“Daughter” is the latest single to be shared from my upcoming Real Eyes EP, out March 29th. I think that the process of growing as a person and an artist is continuously uncovering our truth; to realize and decode the lies we tell ourselves to become closer to who we are. The more we face ourselves in those uncomfortable moments—our anger, our fear, our loneliness—the more we learn about what is true for us.

Sophia Danai