We’re excited to introduce our music friends to the brand-new visuals from Los Angeles based rising alt-pop artist Skofee. Entitled “Wind Up Hero”, the track “was born out of a note in my phone. I’d misheard something a friend said and, thinking they’d said ‘Wind Up Hero’. The resulting song is sung through the character of the ‘Wind Up Hero’, who will never let you down regardless of how much pain she’s in. It addresses my tendency to emotionally drain myself in an effort to make space for someone else’s feelings, which ends up serving neither party. Showing up for someone when you’re not in a good place feels a bit like summoning a superpower, so I felt the metaphor was fitting,” confides Skofee.
The track features groove-infused dance pop landscapes under captivating melodies. The accompanying lofi vintage visuals combine nostalgic influences from the 70s and 90s, and follow Skofee as she indulges in a wild desert escape – and a road trip gone wrong. Skofee has received acclaim from the likes of Ones to Watch, LADYGUNN, LA Weekly and KCRW as well as Sirius XM.
Skofee is a rising pop artist based in Los Angeles. Her music is left-of-center while maintaining melodies that satisfy the inner earworm, featuring candid yet affecting lyrics and lush harmonies over decadent tracks.
Born and raised in Wichita Kansas, Skofee’s house was filled with bluegrass and folk music. After attending high school in Boulder, CO and college at the University of Southern California, Skofee took her love for the music she grew up with and translated it into a more pop-based sound. Her 2020 debut Polished EP received incredible reviews from the likes of tastemaker press outlets including Ones To Watch, EARMILK, and even the LA Weekly, who said, “Skofee’s sound is super-contemporary, combining indie and pop to create a gorgeous, lush and emotional alt-pop vibe that certainly recalls Alison Krauss as well as the likes of Lorde.”
2021 saw the release of the Post Pop Remix of her single “Spiderman” (Post Pop being the moniker of producer Stefan Skarbek, who has worked with the likes of Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen and Jamiroquai among others). This up tempo reworking saw several months of airplay on local KROQ-FM, arguably the most influential Alternative radio station in the country. In July 2022, Skofee released an incredible duet with famed Dutch singer/songwriter/producer and Grammy nominee Cimo Fränkel – a remake of Fränkel’s hit single “Where Do You Hide Your Love” which saw support from tastemaker radio outlet KCRW and was placed in A-list rotation on Amazing Radio USA.
Skofee’s sophomore EP, Joyland, set for a release in late 2022, touches on love, loss and the search for happiness in familiar places. Its release will be preceded by several singles from the collection – the first of which, her latest release and tropical house-tinged end-of-summer banger “Wind Up Hero.”