Let's talk about the latest track from Galway-based band Rofi James. 'Sorry', which followed the success of their previous single 'Every Time I Make You Hate Me', was written through the lens of a character discussing the best and worst sides of their personality.
The track tackles themes of anxiety, uncertainty, internal battles and mental health - universally relatable and familiar feelings across the world during one of the most difficult years. With a clear indie-pop sound, stand out vocals and strong instrumentation, 'Sorry' gives us an exciting hint of what's to come from the 3-piece this year. The song was written by Ronan Flaherty, Jamie Murray and Joseph Flaherty, and was mixed and produced by Dave Skelton. It was then mastered by Fergal Davis.
The band say the track is about,
“struggling with feelings of isolation, anxiousness and loneliness, the uncertainty about asking for help, and ultimately coming to the realisation that those darker moments will pass and it’s possible to overcome them”.
Since the release of their debut single in 2016, Rofi James have opened for establishes acts including Picture This, Wild Youth and The Riptide Movement, with appearances at Electric Picnic, Fever Pitch and Riverfest, which they co-headlined.
The band have also acquired over 3.6 million impacts on Irish Radio with over 180,000 Spotify streams and regular airplay across stations nationwide. Their debut album is scheduled for release later this year.
'Sorry' is out now.
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