Exclusive: Sofía Valdés Releases Dreamy Video for “Broken”

See the latest release from the rising alt-pop Panamanian songstress

Fresh off the heels of her latest EP, In Bloom, Sofía Valdés is expanding her personal sound with the release of her latest project, “Broken.” In an effortless blend of bedroom-pop and bossa nova, Valdés has crafted a cozy breakup anthem with a feature from Pink Sweat$ and a music video directed by Satchel Lee. Though Valdés comes from a lineage of Latinx musicians—mainly her great-grandfather Migueltio Valdés and her great-great-grandmother Silvia de Grasse—she is finding her own sound through a distinct blend of cultural, folk, and alternative influences.

“Filming is always exciting, but this day was really special, and I’m so proud of the video we created,” Valdés shares exclusively with V. “It’s not every day that you get to work with people that really help you bring your vision to life. Having Satchel Lee on set, and directing put me at ease in a big way.”

Image Courtesy of Satchel Lee

“Broken” acts as Valdés’ swan song to a messy relationship, where she describes a partner that was constantly scheming against her. “I’m sorry I won’t dim my light to please your ignorance,” sings Valdés, soaring above the negativity of her past relationship while finding comfort in her own confidence.

“Pink Sweat$ was so much fun, so laid back and kind, I haven’t felt better on a set,” says Valdés. “The crew was mostly comprised of women as well. That’s really important to me. Being able to elevate women in this way, and seeing the great work we did gives me another big thing to be proud of.”

Image Courtesy of Satchel Lee

The video shows off a laidback late-night dinner party, as Valdés assuredly sings goodbye to a manipulative ex. Lee captured the scene of a dreamy dinner table; littered with candlesticks and takeout boxes, surrounded by Valdés and a cheerful group of friends—clearly unbothered by any looming negativity from her past-lover. The singer has a calm, cool, and collected effervescence about her presence—floating on regardless of past heartache. Listen to “Broken,” here!

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