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Approved: Sofie Royer

By | Published on Tuesday 5 July 2022

Sophie Royer

As she moves towards the release of the follow-up to her 2020 debut album ‘Cult Survivor’, Sofie Royer has put out her second single of 2022, ‘Baker Miller Pink’.

A sonic contrast to the more subdued ‘Schweden Espresso’, which came out in May, the new track is a piece of relentlessly upbeat sunshine pop. Although, in a further contrast, this masks lyrics that are less clear cut in their outlook.

Baker Miller Pink, in case you wondered, is “also known as P-618, Schauss Pink, or Drunk-Tank Pink”, Royer explains, “and is a tone of pink which has been observed to temporarily reduce hostile, violent or aggressive behaviour. To quote Boy George, ‘loving would be easy if your colours were like my dreams’. In a world where everything is so flatlined and indoctrinating, ‘Baker Miller Pink’ serves as a protest song against this”.

Rather than achieving placid calm in the listener, though, she says she hopes that the song will “encourage one’s own imagination and dreams to rise to the surface. Written specifically about a movement and scene I was trying to challenge, the lyrics ended up having the ability to call me out just as much as the next everygirl”.

Royer will be in the UK and Ireland this October, supporting Toro Y Moi, with shows in Brighton, London, Manchester and Dublin.

Listen to ‘Baker Miller Pink’ here: