Navigating dating is a minefield. And one artist exploring the pain of the all-too-common phenomenon of ghosting, is Montreal-hailed singer, artist and producer Sophia Bel.
In her explosive alt-rock new track, Bel explores a narrative from the perspective of someone who has experienced the ghosting: think distorted grungy synths, jangly punk instrumentals and her angsty vocals imploring, “you should have said it to my face / you’re only in it for the chase/could have given me a last goodbye.”
“I wanted to explore the accumulation of repressed angst that was evoked when rediscovering the pop-punk bands of my teenage years,” explains Bel. “‘You’re Not Real You’re Just A Ghost’ is a satirical take on the frustrations caused by a general lack of communication in relationships, referencing the blink-182, Good Charlotte, Avril Lavigne era.”
And the music video is a speeding scrapbook fever dream, which serves as a juxtaposition of the conflicting emotions – we see Bel traversing sunny summer fields, diving into cool deserted water, and roaming empty lonely suburban streets.
Watch the music video for “You’re Not Real You’re Just A Ghost” below…