K. Sofia get flirty with their playful new single and video Intimate — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Throughout the video, the Brooklyn alt-pop duo can be seen dancing together — with various outfit changes — throughout their apartment. A consistent backlight vignette with a pink glow sets the scene, accompanying sporadic messages such as “You’re sweet,” “Be mine,” “Only you,” and “I’m yours.” The funny and lighthearted creation started out as another one of their DIY music videos — something they’ve been doing since breaking out onto the music scene last year, to help pass time during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Lead singer and songwriter Kristos Sofia says the tune came to him while he was standing on his balcony in Brooklyn, hearing a song blaring out from a car on the street below. He was reminded of how “much more common a lyric about physical intimacy and sexuality is than perhaps anything else in pop music. I started playing with this innuendo-filled idea of getting mentally or spiritually intimate with someone — as I do believe that’s what we all actually crave in life and love.”
The track and video also feature a light and playful rap verse from New York City’s Dreux, who happens to live a block away from the duo. Adds Kristos: “I remember just planting the seed with everyone that in a few months we would have this song called ‘Intimate,’ with a pop/hip-hop sensibility and all the right play on words … and that we’d have to be naked on the album art (sorry).”
The overall vision behind K. Sofia is to build a platform for love and togetherness through relatable human stories through enjoyable music, which highlights “singable melodies, danceable grooves and passionate soundscapes. … We’ve known each other for a long time and we’ve lived and died a few lives already, so we create from a foundation of brotherhood and trust — and we write for whoever might need to hear it.”
Watch Intimate above, hear more from K. Sofia below, and follow them on Facebook.