Sofia Kourtesis is a Peruvian-born, Berlin-based musician and producer which released her first EP in 2019. One year after Sarita Colonia, she has announced the release of a new EP called Fresia Magdalena which will be out on March 19th via Technicolour (a Ninja Tune imprint). “La Perla” is the first excerpt.
Speaking of the track she says: “Although I’ve sampled my own voice before, this is the first time I’ve really sung on a track. My dream is to develop a live show and I created ‘La Perla’ with that in mind. ‘La Perla’ is about staring at the sea, It’s the first thing I’ll do when I return to Peru. My dad used to say staring at the sea is like meditation, it clears your head. This song is for him. It’s hard for me to listen to La Perla as it wrote it during a time I lost my dad to leukaemia. This song is for him, descansa en paz papa siiii”