“I’ve Grown” refers to a time of less anxiety, acceptance of self, and acceptance of losing old friendships and relationships because of my changes for bettering my own health/mental health. I had to put a lot of myself behind myself to find the core of who I was really meant to be. Every track is meant to build from the first project almost as if I was uneasy or unsteady and then come down as I find my center and my rest in the second EP.”

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Sofasound – I’ve Grown EP

Release Date : January 20, 2022

Key achievements
» part of Riot Game’s League of Legends Sessions: Vi release alongside Laxcity, Tennyson, Engelwood, and many others
» tracks played in live sets by Alison Wonderland and San Holo
» featured on Spotify’s Fresh Finds, Chill Tracks, lofi beats, Lounge – Soft House, Coffee Beats, Electronic Focus, Friday Cratediggers, and Apple Music’s Pure Focus and Pure Chill
» previous work with Chillhop Music and bitbird
» featured on Electric Hawk and Acid Stag for his first EP from this journey – Forget About Me
» Supported by prominent curators like CloudKid (DE), Filtr Music (US), Ultra Music (US), bitbird (NL), AMUSE, Ryan Celsius, Ditto, Kraak & Smaak
» recent live play in LA with Oshi, Sober.Rob and Chromonicci

Release Schedule
» Oct 26th – “Searching For Me”
» Nov 9th – “Where Do We Go”
» Nov 23rd – Forget About Me EP
» Nov 30th – announce vinyl campaign

» Dec 14th – “Into Night”
» Jan 4th – “Horizon” ft Floro
» Jan 20th – I’ve Grown EP

» Feb 18th – Forget About Me, I’ve Grown album & vinyl shipping worldwide

Sofasound’s follow-up project I’ve Grown EP comes right after a tumultuous period made up of depression, losing loved ones, and chronic pain that sent the producer in and out of his death bed. From releasing with prominent labels such as bitbird and Chillhop Music, to composing for video games like League of Legends, Black Desert Online, and Session, the name Sofasound echoes far and wide in the producer community. However a few years ago the Miami-based musician had a devastating encounter with misfortune and for him, everything would change. He started to experience an ongoing battle with chronic pain and gastrointestinal health issues. This not only left him in and out of hospitals, but also on/off his death bed. As he was gradually losing a sense of self he was simultaneously losing meaningful relationships – in short, it was an incredibly difficult period in John’s life.

Whilst his previous EP Forget About Me was created as a catharsis to cope with all of the anxiety and pressure, I’ve Grown EP portrays Sofasound’s (aka John J Sofia) journey of self-discovery not only as an artist but also as an individual. During the creation of the project Sofasound’s health gradually blossomed while his anxiety withered with the acceptance of what’s lost. These changes contributed to his creative process immensely. The single “Into the Night” reflects a calm, introspective mood towards the listener thus setting the tone for what’s to come throughout the EP. He’s joined by long-time collaborator Floro on “Horizon” and thematically this is a nod to the close friends who have stuck with him, and sonically it’s brimming with a dreamy sense of optimism.

Forget About Me EP and I’ve Grown EP together form a cohesive, journey-like album that’ll release via Stereofox Records on Feb 17th 2022.