Melancholy and morose, Soft Streak releases the video for their latest single “Reasonable Lie.”
Soft Streak is the brainchild of Los Angeles based musicians, Tori Schachne and Colton Toy. Bonding in college over similar musical tastes, the experimental electro-pop duo fused their classical and jazz backgrounds, crafting a captivating sound, which has been resonating with listeners on a profound level.
Recently coming off of a tour where they performed at SXSW and the prestigious LACMA, Soft Streak is looking forward to the next chapter in their musical journey, starting with their latest release.
The track highlights subdued echoed guitars, warm vocal tones and gleaming synths. “Reasonable Lie” is a narration of a relationship that produces more harm than good, but both parties choose to sweep things under the rug, ignoring the reality of the situation.
Conceptually, it was envisioned around the trend of reality TV shows and how people get together to watch, enjoy, ridicule and speculate on scripted and manufactured relationships. Lead singer, Tori Schachne, confides, “I wrote the song from the 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”.
Featuring vintage style visuals, the video was inspired by the 1975 arthouse film, Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. The visuals begin with Schachne dressed in old-fashioned 50s attire cooking a meal, seeming uninterested in the task at hand. As the video goes on, she continues to go through the monotony of an ordinary housewife routine, lighting candles and setting the table as she waits for her husband to arrive. When he fails to come home, she then drops the prim and proper act and digs ravenously into the feast she laid out. Her life seems unfulfilled and she is trapped in a role she ultimately dreads which can be quite relatable for many.
Watch the visuals for “Reasonable Lie” out now.