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“Better For You” by sophie meiers is Out Now!

by The Alchemist

sophie meiers (no it’s not supposed to capitalized) wears her gothic Lolita aesthetic like armor, turning the dismissive notion of this feminine archetype on its head. She grew up in a Mountaintown in Colorado, and you can definitely tell it inspired her music. After escaping a toxic home environment at 14, paving her way through creative ingenuity the 20-year-old singer, songwriter, visual artist, and producer emerged from the online SoundCloud community creating genre-spanning songs that sound like 90’s Gwen Stefani produced by Trent Reznor.


sophie also created the Production Princesses group, a collective for women and LGBTQ+ people who “wanted to get into production but didn’t necessarily know where to start.” In the collective, they were able to share production advice, software, samples, and ideas in a safe space together. She wants to eventually be able to create a wider-reaching platform so that these resource groups are accessible and inclusive to everyone.


On June 24th, sophie meiers releases her new single, “better for you,” produced by Grandma and written by sophie and Grandma. This song starts with some guitar power chords to slowly warm you up into a spectacular hook that rings, “I guess you don’t know that your words keep stinging, it’s hard when my chest is hardly beating.” She talks about how at times you must let go of your past, and leave things you love in the past. Check out the track below.

The Alchemist

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