Following last month’s “Go Slowly”, Jodi has given us a second single from their forthcoming debut album, Blue Heron, in the form of self-described “queer country” song “Softy”. Jodi says it “is a letter to a friend, a reality check, and a reminder of the sheer scale of the world (and our relative smallness).”
Taking the indie-country palette that has characterised their work in Pinegrove and solo, Jodi slows it all down to an almost-frozen state on “Softy”. It’s a bubble of pure calm amid the crazy rush of the world around, and an intimate space in which they can tell their friends that they’re not alone, to commit to loving them come what may: “I’m your biggest fan”. A song that invites you to revisit time and again, to hang on every lovelorn word Jodi utters, “Softy” is a heartrending display of their fearlessly vulnerable songwriting.
You can watch the video for “Softy” below or listen to the song on streaming platforms.