If you’re already aware of Su Lee, you know she doesn’t really pull any punches. That is, at least when it comes to herself. Living in a tiny, 10′ x 10′ room in Seoul, she’s often found herself isolated and alone. It’s no surprise, then, that music has proven to be such an outlet for the young bedroom pop artist.
As evidenced by this year’s “Wide Awake”, she delves into her songs as a way to escape her (literally) tiny reality, creating an escape through each note. Her latest single “Socially Alive”, however, sees her plummeting back down to Earth, dealing with the realities of her social anxieties, as well as the loneliness damn near all of us have felt, at one point or another, during this cursed pandemic. It’s something perhaps especially true for the Seoul-based artist, as the city remains – to this day – in a tight quarantine.
About the song, Su Lee says: “‘Socially Alive’ is my confession of what goes through my mind when I’m around people. Regardless of how it may appear on the outside, I’m always terrified that I’ll say or do something stupid.”
Along with the single, she’s announced a new EP, the appropriately titled Box Room Dreams, which is due out August 26th.
As always, the song was crafted entire by her lonesome, written, produced, and performed alone. That’s not to even mention the video, which she designed and directed, you guessed it, herself. Check that out below or listen to the song on streaming platforms.