Singapore’s rising singer/producer Jasmine Sokko returns with her new single “HURT,” dropping worldwide today on all digital platforms at https://wmsg.lnk.to/jasminesokko-hurt. The release marks Jasmine Sokko’s major label debut on Warner Music Singapore.
The banger melds her penchant for melancholic lyrics with fiery beats and talks about getting hurt by tough love in a relationship. Written and produced by the enigmatic singer, the song delves deep into a new music direction for Jasmine Sokko as she fully embraces her love for electronic pop.
She shares, “In life, the person you care about will hurt you because they were trying to be honest. A person’s intention is something that can never truly be transferred. It’s just created and understood. Their actions might come from a good place but you could perceive it in a different way. In my case, I wanted to do the same to the person who unintentionally hurt me – just so they’ll understand. It’s a bit petty but it was how I felt at the time.”
Jasmine Sokko divulges that she has gone through a long period of writer’s block, sharing, “I couldn’t do anything for three months. ‘HURT’ came and flowed so naturally. I wrote the song in one session and it made it clear why I do what I do. I played it for my close friend and we both cried. It’s very honest.”
“HURT” will kick start a brand new EP cycle for Jasmine Sokko. An accompany music video, helmed by famed director Martin Hong, is also penciled in for a mid-October release.
ABOUT JASMINE SOKKO
Fascinated by human connection, singer-producer Jasmine Sokko celebrates emotional vulnerability through her songwriting. As a native of the digital world, she concocts an euphoric blend of upbeat yet apocalyptic melancholia, where emotional refuge is unexpectedly found on the dance floor.
Her 2018 single “F5” is commissioned as the theme song for Japanese media company ABC Horizon for their travelogue series SensAsia. The summery banger has more than 1.3 million steams on Spotify.
Spotify Singapore has named her debut single “1057” "the must-listen local track of the day". It became the No. 1 song on Spotify Singapore’s Top 50 Viral chart in October 2016.
Her debut Nº EP is released on 21 September 2017 with the breakout hit “600D” on heavy rotation on Singapore’s youth radio station 987FM. The single has stormed up Spotify’s Viral charts in Mexico, Latvia, Sweden and Singapore with 2.2 million streams under its belt.
Since her debut in September 2016, Jasmine Sokko has played festivals like Ultra Music Festival Singapore 2017, 4Fingers X EATMEPOPTART Presents: Local Motion and more. She has performed at the Puma Night Run and the Gucci 2018 Summer Collection showcase. She has opened for international music acts like The Chainsmokers, MØ and Lauv.