SOFTCULT – “PERFECT BLUE”
Twin sisters Mercedes Arn-Horn (vocals/guitar) and Phoenix Arn-Horn (vocals/drums) have quickly become the band inspiring a new Riot Grrrl movement for the digital age. PRO: feminism, social activism, creative freedom, self-empowerment, gender neutrality. ANTI: sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, patriarchy.
Their new single and video for “Perfect Blue” is the 4th single from their forthcoming EP Year of the Snake, and the follow-up to their previous EP release Year of the Rat, which has quickly propelled the Canadian duo into the spotlight, racking up over 1.25 million streams on Spotify since its release in April 2021.
“We wrote ‘Perfect Blue’ about a time in our lives when we felt like nothing was in our control,” explains Mercedes. “In our previous project, we were signed to a label that butted heads with us creatively and wasn’t allowing us to express ourselves authentically. They weren’t interested in the music we were creating at the time, so we became unhealthily obsessed with trying to please them to release anything at all.”
“It felt as though we were putting on an act to survive,” adds Phoenix. “We didn’t feel like our art was representing us. There was a lot we wanted to say, but it was being stifled. We felt like we’d lost our integrity. The song is a reminder to empower yourself by standing up for what you believe in, or risk losing yourself altogether.”
Release Date: November 26, 2021