Soft Streak is the brainchild of Los Angeles based musicians, Tori Schachne and Colton Toy – they’ve just shared their new single ‘Reasonable Lie’.
Brought together during their time at college by their mutual love of the same music, the experimental electro-pop duo combined their classical and jazz backgrounds to create an intoxicating sound which has been resonating with listeners across the nation. The two soon discovered their musical chemistry and have since established their unique blend of dreamy soundscapes and gritty guitars.
‘Reasonable Lie’ exudes muted resonating guitars and warm vocal tones, all tinged with glistening synthesizers. Thematically, the song narrates the story of a relationship that is producing more damage than good, but both parties choose to lie to themselves about the reality of the situation.
Schachne reveals: “Sometimes we believe it’s easier to lie to ourselves and each other than deal with the fallout of breaking up the relationship.”
‘Reasonable Lie’ follows the release of Soft Streak’s debut EP Late Bloomer, which depicts being comfortable with who you are, whether you’re ready to accept yourself or not. Each song off the five-track EP, portrays different personal issues such as impostor syndrome, having high expectations for yourself and lack of confidence.
The duo created a fitting vintage style music video for the song. Inspired by the 1975 arthouse film, Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, the visuals show the monotonous daily routine of a housewife.
Schachne explains, “At the end of the video, we can gather that her life and her relationship feel like a lie to her, but it is easier for her to lie than to admit to herself that she’s wasting her time, has wasted her life, and would have to deal with the impossible reality of starting over.”
Check out the video below.