Sophia Dashing Release “Does Love Have to Be This Way”

“Does Love Have to Be This Way” is a piano-driven pop ballad with cathartic songwriting and emotional vocals, documenting the “multifaceted” emotions endured after heartbreak, following moments of difficulty with love through past relationships and family trauma. The song describes the feeling of wanting to experience real love but not knowing if it’s truly attainable due to the past.

The vulnerable, sentimental track explores the pain of Sophia’s deteriorating relationship with her father and how that has impacted her lens of love and relationships as an adult. If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Does Love Have to Be This Way”? or felt a lack of hope in relationships and in love, this song will surely connect and strike a chord with its soul-stirring lyricism and emotional punches throughout its jarring message.