Los Angeles based indie pop singer/songwriter Skofee drops her new EP ‘Joyland’.
Named after an amusement park Skofee used to visit in Kansas, the six-track EP chronicles finding joy in various ways after falling out of touch with it. Skofee confides, “Joyland represents a euphoric state of mind, and one that isn’t necessarily accessible in the way it used to be. The pursuit of joy, self discovery, absence of comfort and the destruction of familiarity are all themes.”
Musically, Joyland thrills with multidimensional sonics including sugary electro, moody indie pop, and introspective folk that take the listener on an enthralling and relatable journey of finding delight in everyday life.
Skofee has received acclaim from the likes of Ones to Watch, Notion, LADYGUNN, The Line of Best Fit, LA Weekly, Spotify’s Fresh Finds, Sirius XM and NPR among other tastemakers.
Listen here: https://snd.click/joyland
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 uptempo 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, touches on love, loss and the search for happiness in familiar places. Now released, the EP has several singles from the collection including her recent tropical house-tinged end-of-summer banger “Wind Up Hero”, “Quicksand”, a relatable 90’s pop fused anthem about letting go, and the lofi pop ballad “I’m Sorry I Killed Your Plant”.