“What’s gayer than being in love with your three best friends in high school?” asks Softee.
LGBT self-proclaimed “DIY popstar” Softee has made her own “queer prom fantasy” come to life in a new music video for her first single “Oh No”. The Minnesotan NY-based artist’s new track is an 80s-inspired synth bop – drawing influences from Charli XCX, Gwen Stefani, Kate Bush and Robyn.
After studying drama at the famed Juilliard School, she did a Vevo session with Lorde and made her Broadway debut in The Iceman Cometh starring Denzel Washington. Off the back of this, she’s decided to work on her own EP – “Oh No” being the first song to drop from the album.
“I wrote this song because to me it’s the ultimate lesbian emotive cycle: having a crush, fantasising about said crush to no end, being unsure if the feelings are reciprocated, and ultimately never making a move,” explains Softee. “The entire song is my inner narrative on a first date – a series of unresolved what ifs. Maybe this is my way of saying that if you are a queer woman and you think you’re flirting, you probably are so just go for it.”
Watch the video below directed by Johan Anderson with art direction and styling by Alexandra Dorschner…