We had the pleasure of interviewing Stephanie Poetri over Zoom video!
The Indonesian-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Stephanie Poetri has released her bold and delightfully cheeky new single “Astrologically Illogical,” out today via Infinite Thrills/88Rising. While her music has been known for its soft, ethereal qualities that come through in her stunning alto voice, this song marks an exciting new chapter of powerful vocals, edgy lyrical prowess, and a healthy dose of indie-pop/indie-rock inspiration that is part of Poetri’s musical DNA. With this single, Poetri is inserting daring feminine energy into the pop-rock world.
Born on May 20th, Poetri taps into her Taurus qualities for inspiration, writing about a relationship that she finds to be successful, despite the two parties’ astrological signs being incompatible. Poetri says about the song, “I was inspired by this culture of checking our compatibility with one another through astrology. Based on my own experiences, even with signs I’m supposed to be compatible with, it doesn’t always feel accurate. So this song is a fun critique on how astrology doesn’t seem to work for me.”
Poetri has always possessed an uncanny ability to exhibit authenticity in her music, stemming from her strong songwriting sensibilities and desire to share relatable experiences with her fans. This authenticity connected right away, with her 2019 viral hit, "I Love You 3000,” reaching over 365 million streams to date, including 156 million views on the DIY video she and her sister made to accompany it, and a remix version, “I Love You 3000 II,” featuring Jackson Wang.
“Astrologically Illogical” follows the release of Poetri's latest tracks, “No Explanations” (with Elephante and ZHANG YANQI)” and “Breakfast in Bed” (with gnash).”