San Francisco-based electro-pop artist SUMif, aka Steph Wells, releases her latest single, “Move Out,” a song about losing patience with her new lover who won’t stop babbling on about their ex.
SUMif explains, “I met someone who changed my world and made me look at love and connection through a new lens. It was crazy and romantic, but it felt real. I didn’t care if I got hurt—she could have had all of me.”
“Move Out” follows on the heels of SUMif’s previous releases, including more than a dozen singles and two EPs, including “Lay Down,” which took the top spot on Hype Machine. Her songs have been featured on beaucoup Spotify playlists, along with features in Billboard, NYLON, Indie Shuffle, Atwood Magazine, and The Bay Bridged.
She borrowed her name – SUMif – from the math/trig function on Excel, a reference to her self-described nerdiness. Influenced by artists such as Tove Lo, Sigrid, and MØ, SUMif’s sound blends vibrant electro-pop flavors with tints of alt-pop burnished by deliciously potent vocals.
SUMif has shared the stage with VÉRITÉ, Morgxn, Ella Vos, Classixx, Lauv, and Little Boots, along with performing on the mainstage at SF Pride and the Folsom Street Fair.
“Move Out” opens on thrumming dark-flavored tones topped by SUMif’s deliciously evocative voice, coruscating with percolating timbres. On the chorus, the harmonics escalate, providing a resonant platform for SUMif’s mounting vocals, infusing the lyrics with intense heat as she lets her lover know where the problem lies. She’s sick and tired of hearing about her lover’s ex.
“We just need to stop talkin bout her / I don’t really want to talk about it / All we ever do is talk about her / Talk about her.”
With “Move Out,” SUMif offers a dazzling display of infectious electro-pop tangs on a robust rhythm, crowned by superb vocals.
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