Soft Streak is the brainchild of Los Angeles-based musicians Tori Schachne and Colton Toy.
Brought together in college by a mutual love of the same music, the experimental electro-pop duo combined their classical and jazz backgrounds to create an intoxicating sound which has been resonating with listeners across the nation. Having previously performed separately in various projects, the two soon discovered their musical chemistry and have since established their unique blend of dreamy soundscapes and gritty guitars.
The concept of the song was partially conceived around the phenomenon of reality TV shows and how people get together to watch, enjoy, ridicule and speculate on scripted relationships manufactured for viewing pleasure. Schachne confides, “I wrote the song from a perspective of imagining myself in a reality TV relationship and what it would mean to also have that unreal relationship dissected weekly on TV by millions of people.”
‘Reasonable Lie’ follows the release of Soft Streak’s debut EP Late Bloomer, which focuses on being comfortable with who you are, whether you’re ready to accept yourself or not. Each song off the five-track EP portrays different personal issues such as impostor syndrome, having high expectations for yourself and lack of confidence.
Toy expresses, “We were both late bloomers in different ways and we sort of feel like we’re always late to the party in one way or another. And we’re learning to be okay with that.”