The always eccentric Sophie Powers is on a mad dash to claim her crown in the music world, and with the help of Sleeping With Sirens frontman Kellin Quinn she might achieve those dreams. The Toronto native released her latest single, “1 Thing,” a few weeks ago, and it quickly took the internet by storm, claiming the 16-year old has all the makings of a voice for a new generation for the voiceless.
And while I am a fan of Sophie Powers’ sophomore single, does it deserve the praise it’s getting? Or, is “1 Thing” just lightning in a bottle that will quickly be lost at sea? Let’s find out.
“1 Thing” is a fast-paced, pop-rock tune that will keep listeners bouncing off the wall with immense ease. Lyrically, Sophie Powers and Kellin Quinn keep the track decently simple while tackling hard-hitting themes revolving around mental health struggles and the concept that the power of one person/one thing can be enough to keep from going completely into the dark.
While powering through the track more than I can count, I quickly found myself singing along with Sophie. So, I would expect listeners to quickly jump in with lyrics such as; “And when I push away/You’ll say you’re not afraid.” “1 Thing” is a relatable masterpiece in a sea of the same old thing.
Vocally, Sophie showcases her raspy and sparkle-induced vocal qualities that have Kellin Quinn’s own vocal arrangements dancing around each other in perfect unison. Instrumentally, “1 Thing” is quick in its delivery, not letting listeners take a breath as the various notes power through to prop up both Sophie and Kellin with quick precision. A fun little number that doesn’t shy away from being serious.
When it comes to being a voice of a generation, Sophie Powers certainly has what it takes as she navigates the brutal and sometimes not forgiving underbelly of the music industry. But, with hits like “1 Thing” under her belt, she should continue to be a glowing spark for those out there still in search of their one thing.