Sydney’s JOFI returns with a stunning dose of electro-tinged indie-pop, CATASTROPHE
Existing in a realm of sparkling synths, theatrical production and smart lyricism, Sydney’s Jofi makes music that captivates. Continuing to do so into 2021, the singer-songwriter and producer releases her new single, ‘Catastrophe’.
Full of charm and bright energy, the single captures Jofi’s musicality perfectly as she makes her moves to be on more radars this year.
As her creative journey has continued to evolve and explore new influences over the last few years, 2021 for Jofi is an exciting one. Jofi’s sound has already been likened to artists including FKA twigs, James Blake and even Kate Bush. The balance of emotional fragility with strength in her arrangements and storytelling makes the 22 year old artist one to watch.
With ‘Catastrophe’, Jofi turns the focus inward, and puts herself and her idiosyncrasies under the microscope with humour threaded throughout.
‘Catastrophe’ is me laughing and joking about how manic and unnecessary I can be sometimes. I’m a person very driven by feeling and it sometimes gets the better of me. I think the song has a badass energy, but also a level of seriousness and honesty.”
Keeping things in line with the nostalgic, vintage-pastel vibes of the song itself, the music video for ‘Catastrophe’ comes directed by videographer Robbie Walcott, with co-direction from Jofi herself. DIY in its aesthetic and production, the end result is dreamy and striking.
“It was in discussion for a couple of months, where we were constantly bouncing ideas off each other. Together we gathered second hand props, and went shopping…I can’t thank Robbie enough for his passion and involvement in not just the filming and editing, but the entire creation process.”
PRAISE FOR JOFI
“What a hypnotic, romantic offering from Jofi.”
Triple J, Declan Byrne (‘Just So You Know’, 2019)
“Theatrical, huge vocals and a few little deft production fingerprints that perk the ears up.”
Triple J Unearthed, Tommy Faith (‘All My Friends Have Boyfriends’, 2020)
“…her vocal dynamism similar to someone like FKA twigs or Kate Bush as it navigates a relatively stripped-back production (also by Jofi, who is a master of all trades), laden with theatrics and drama which give it a distinct edge.”
‘Catastrophe’ is out now.
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