Sofia Kourtesis has released the new track “By Your Side,” which will appear on her upcoming EP Fresia Magdalena.
The dreamy track—which is one of the first tracks Kourtesis recorded for the EP—features eclectic samples and sounds recorded in and around Lima in the producer’s native Peru. In a statement, she said “By Your Side” “is about having someone there when you need it most… For me it’s one of those sounds that soundtracks the final few moments of daylight.”
The five-track project is the follow-up to the 2020 EP Sarita Colonia. Fresia Magdalena, the Berlin-based artist said, is named for her mother Fresia, whom she says has spent her life “[fighting] hard for the people of Magdalena, Peru.”
“This is my tribute to her and the other activists around the world working hard to better the lives of others. We as musicians have a responsibility to help our communities to have their voices heard, changes are needed,” she added.
Fresia Magdalena is out March 19 via Ninja Tune. Stream “By Your Side” here: