Sophie and the Giants is a UK-based future-pop band. Not too long ago, they released a music video for their “Don’t Ask Me To Change” single via Republic Records.
Sophie and the Giants – “Don’t Ask Me To Change” video
“Don’t tell me sweet things just because it worked on your ex. Don’t buy me flowers ‘cause you think that gets you sex. Whatcha want, just say it, just say what you want. And then let it go, just let it go. Don’t sell me bullsh*t then hide what you mean in a text.” – lyrics
‘Don’t Ask Me To Change’ tells an intriguing tale about an imperfect young woman who shares a challenging relationship with her significant other. Apparently, she likes to do things her way and doesn’t like for anyone to tell her how she should be. Later, she tells her partner to stay with her but admits that she isn’t going to change who she is as an individual.
“Don’t call me lady ‘cause that’s what you think I should be.”
“I wrote this song at a time when I was at a crossroads and examining my relationships with people. Every time I discovered something new about myself, I’d feel the compulsion to repress it slightly and minimize my true self to avoid being judged or losing people. I wrote ‘Don’t Ask Me To Change’ when I finally decided f*** that. Because if they really loved me, I wouldn’t have to make those compromises.” – Sophie explained
‘Don’t Ask Me To Change’ contains a relatable narrative, crystalline vocalization, and tuneful melodies. The likable tune possesses atmospheric, hook-laden synth instrumentation flavored with an electro-pop vibration. Furthermore, “Don’t Ask Me To Change” follows mildly on the heels of Sophie and the Giants’ recent single, “Right Now,” and their mega-hit collaboration with Purple Disco Machine, “Hypnotized.”
Purple Disco Machine & Sophie and the Giants – “Hypnotized” visualizer
“To have had that success with ‘Hypnotized’ during a standstill year has been a blessing for us. We also hope it’s given people some positivity during a difficult time, just like it has for us. We are so grateful for all the love we have received and excited for what’s coming next.” – Sophie explained
For Sophie, the experience of becoming a bona fide pop star in Europe while being in the middle of a lockdown was a surreal one. One minute she’s in her flat in Sheffield, the next she’s landing in Italy to perform for Power Hits Estate 2020 in an empty Coliseum.
Sophie and the Giants
From their adoptive hometown of Sheffield, Sophie and the Giants has been refining their intense, life-affirming sound. In 2019, the band was invited to play Radio 1’s Big Weekend, as well as delivering storming sets at Glastonbury and Reading festivals. The band will play a special UK exclusive show at London’s Lafayette venue this September. Also, they announced that they’ll be heading out on a full European tour in 2022.
Sophie and the Giants are practitioners of innovative, left-leaning pop. They have a raw fusion of collective influences ranging from Siouxsie to Blondie and Jamie T. The band was formed by Sophie (vocals), Chris Hill (drums), Bailey Stapledon (bass), and Toby Holmes (guitar). Shortly afterward, they moved to their adoptive hometown of Sheffield where they‘ve been refining their intense, life-affirming sound. Their rapidly expanding set of songs have since taken them on tour with the likes of Tom Grennan, Yonaka, and Reverend and The Makers.
“Don’t Ask Me To Change” single
We recommend adding Sophie and the Giants’ “Don’t Ask Me To Change” single to your favorite electro-pop playlist. Also, let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, “That’s All Folks!” Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment. And always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E).