Alt/indie artist Philine Sonny Shares New Single “Lovely”; New EP ‘Invader’ Out 3/1

January 26, 2024 BY Bailey Vigliaturo

Philine Sonny is immediate. Her music compels you to want to dance, cry, scream, and you’ll want to roll the windows down and go for an endless drive. The German-born alternative singer-songwriter and producer is a master of hook-packed, guitar driven pop catharsis, and she’s only just getting started.

Today, Philine Sonny shares her new single “Lovely,” which is lifted off her forthcoming sophomore EP Invader out March 1st via Nettwerk. “Lovely” explores the complexities of relationships, abandonment, and self-discovery. The spare, stripped-down, waltzing ballad is the EP’s most vulnerable track, with Philine posing a tough question: “You thought you could fix me/ But did you love me/ As much as you miss me now?” The ache seeps through as the track explodes with heavily distorted guitar, bashing cymbals, and Philine’s no-holds-barred wail.

Philine Sonny unveils this about “Lovely,”

“This song resonates with all those who are done chasing that unfulfilled love and continuing to romanticize what they know is just a waste of time. This song doesn’t hide the pain that comes with hopeful, youthful persistence being overshadowed by the realization that some things just aren’t meant to be, but it’s also a reminder that being mad is a necessary step in learning how to stand up for yourself.”

On the shimmering, ‘80s-synth-soaked Invader EP, Philine digs into the universal feeling of feeling like an imposter wherever you go. With Invader, her evocative, compelling storytelling, paired with her edgy, alternative resonance is on full display. Philine divulges this about the project, “One of the overall themes of the EP is a feeling of not belonging, overstepping lines, and disrupting or ‘invading’ spaces. That is something I’ve noticed I am very afraid of doing, in many different areas of my life. Going to therapy probably really helped shine a light on that issue and made me realize it’s been a big thing for me for quite some time now. So, even if some of the songs came about way before that realization, I feel like seeing that connection between these 5 songs, that still deal with very different topics, is what made me choose them to be released all together as part of my new project called ‘Invader.’ Moreover, what I’ve noticed over the course of making the EP is that being a producer has become more and more important to me. It’s what I spend most of my time on, it’s so much fun, a big part of my creative identity and my sound and yet it’s something that so many people have not recognized or given the appropriate credit to – talking about me or other non-male producers.”

Signing with Nettwerk in the summer of 2023, Philine shared her first single, Drugs,” last September. The tongue-in-cheek effort springs to life with dreamy, layered vocals, plaintive guitar, and a soaring chorus. It touches upon those coming-of-age movie moments, where there’s excitement in the air but altruistically the characters, young and in love, come to different crossroads, unsure where to find road to the next frontier of life.

On the ruminative single Take A While,” Philine slow-builds with atmospheric guitar chords before transitioning to a billowing and lush chorus. Exploring a counterpoint to the feeling of “it just wasn’t meant to be,” the track urges listeners to be persistent, even when a goal feels hopeless. “‘Take A While’ is a loving letter to anyone struggling to let their vulnerability outlive the pain,” Philine says. Meanwhile, Philine closed out 2023 with the warm, acoustic-led single Stranger In Your Living Room (Demo),” an introspective meditation on friendship, empathy, and how best to be there for someone in grieving.

This May, Philine Sonny will kick off a spring tour in EU/UK to support her Invader EP.

“Lovely is available at all digital retailers here:

Invader EP Tracklisting:

1. In Denial

2. Drugs

3. Take A While

4. Stranger In Your Living Room (Demo)

5. Lovely

Tour Dates:

5/2 – Hamburg, DE @ Hebebühne

5/3 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine

5/4 – Köln, DE @ Luxor

5/6 – Amsterdam, NE @ Cinetol

5/7 – Paris, FR @ Supersonic

5/8 – London, UK @The Social

5/12 – Bristol, UK @ Louisiana

5/14 – Leipzig, DE @ Naumanns

5/15 – Nuremberg, DE @ Club Stereo

5/16 – Aarau, CH @ KiFF

5/18 – Munich, DE @ Milla

5/19 – Vienna, AUST @ Chelsea

Single Artwork | Download HERE