Track Review: Butterfly // Sody

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‘Butterfly’ by Sody (Sophie Davidson) is here to remind us all that “real growth takes time” as the singer-songwriter promises that there will be light after the dark. It’s most certainly a fitting theme after the challenges 2020 has thrown at us all.

With a blissful vocal and lyrics that burst with emotion, ‘Butterfly’ is sure to be stuck in my head for days. Upon an upbeat piano beat, Sody sings: “Been fighting all the time I kinda feel dead inside but you you believe in me.”

Sody spoke about how this year like the rest of the world has felt isolated alone with her thoughts. She talked about how she took a walk outside one day and was met with a lovely companion. One day I went for a walk in the sticks, sat in a field, read a book, and saw a little white butterfly,” she explains. “I wondered where it had been and the journey it had been on. I felt alone at times during those months and had a lot of time to think about my life, my experiences, and my own actions.

Sody notes during the track that butterflies take time to grow into who they are intended to be. She sings: “You remind me how real growth takes time.” 

The track was co-written over Zoom with Lauren Aquilina who has previous credits with Rina Sawayama, Olivia O’Brien, FLETCHER, and more. Sody says: “I took great comfort in that butterfly and its metamorphosis into a beautiful creature. I related my own life to that and wrote the song over Zoom.

‘Butterfly’ is a part of a brand new project from Sody and appears on her new EP Real Growth Takes Time, available here. I can assure you that the EP is just as touchingly stunning as ‘Butterfly’.

Words by Cora Dixon


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