Sophia Dashing - “Does Love Have to Be This Way” press photo

Discover the Story Behind Sophia Dashing’s “Does Love Have to Be This Way?” Single

Sophia Dashing (@sophiadashing) is a rising singer-songwriter and dancer from Atlanta, Georgia. Not too long ago, she released a sentimental pop single, “Does Love Have to Be This Way.”

Sophia Dashing – “Does Love Have to Be This Way”

“Always the bridesmaid and never the bride. Started with the one who led me dry. From there on out, it was nothing but unrequited love. What if I admitted that I want real love? I want love like the movies show. Does true love exist, I have to know. I’m in love with people who can’t give it back. I chase and I chase til I fall off track. Why, oh why does love have to be this way? Started in my childhood with my own dad. I cry and I cry wondering why it had to start like that. Why does love have to be this way?” – lyrics

“Does Love Have to Be This Way” is a piano-driven pop ballad with cathartic songwriting and emotional vocals, documenting the multifaceted emotions endured after heartbreak, following moments of difficulty with love through past relationships and family trauma. The song describes wanting to experience real love but not knowing if it’s truly attainable due to the past. Sophia sings with passion, “At nine when my father walked out, at 18 when my heart got knocked out. I’m in my 20s now, I promise that I love myself, I just can’t help how those cards were dealt.”

The vulnerable, sentimental track explores the pain of Sophia’s deteriorating relationship with her father and how that has impacted her lens of love and relationships as an adult. If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Does Love Have to Be This Way”? or felt a lack of hope in relationships or love, this song will surely connect and strike a chord with its soul-stirring lyricism and emotional punches throughout its jarring message.

“Waiting to meet the one who can show me that there’s real true love.”

Sophia Dashing - “Does Love Have to Be This Way” press photo

Songwriting is something that Sophia Dashing could not live without. She has danced professionally since age eight, dancing on national TV shows, and singing in local choirs. Also, songwriting has been a tool of expressiveness for her since adolescence and is something she’s held closely. In any outlet of creativity, Sophia Dashing has found passion. Being a humanitarian is extremely important to her and will always be interconnected to her music, spirituality, and ultimate self-expression. Her musical inspirations include Britney Spears, Madonna, Aaliyah, Janet Jackson, Jojo, Ariana Grande, and Taylor Swift.

Sophia Dashing – “Does Love Have to Be This Way”

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