Rising Brazilian-American pop artist Sophia Messa returns with a smooth, summery bop titled “Ice Cream & Cigarettes” out today via Arista Records. The “Ice Cream & Cigarettes” quarantine video was directed by Miles & AJ (Billie Eilish “Bellyache). The new single is the title track from Sophia’s debut EP coming out this fall.
The EP is executive produced by Jenna Andrews (Benee “Supalonely,” Noah Cyrus “July”). The second track off the EP features Pink Sweat$ and will release next month. Sophia also collaborated with acclaimed pop songwriters Ali Tamposi (Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa) and Ian Kirkpatrick (Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato), among others.
Sophia says: “”Ice Cream & Cigarettes’ was written at a time in my life when I was trying to distance myself from someone close to me. It was hard for me to separate from this person because they would bring me a temporary feeling of happiness. I knew the feeling would run out, and it was slowly killing me, but I was addicted to the happiness I felt when they were around.”