Video: Sophie Powers – Lonely Army

Sophie Powers is a Canadian pop punk artist who speaks for her generation in her new video Lonely Army.

By Graeme Smith

There’s a sense of resignation in Sophie’s voice at the start of Lonely Army. It’s the kind of melancholic rock that first came to prominence in the early ’90s when Gen X were young. Lonely Army is for Gen Z though and its melancholy is offset by an anthemic, poetic chorus. The instrumentals are kept minimal to showcase the lyrics and it’s a good move. It’s the song’s message that will stay with you after the last riff has been played.

The video features an isolated Sophie wandering the streets of her native Toronto. Check it out below and hopefully you’ll see why she’s such a one to watch.