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Back in another lifetime, when WFNX and the Boston Phoenix ruled the 617 roost, Stephie Coplan momentarily shook up the game. One night the musician sent ‘FNX a copy of her infectious single “Jerk!” and about 14 seconds later it was heard every hour on the hour, with features in the Phoenix soon to follow. She played everywhere around town from sketchy Faneuil Hall bro-bars to the Pavilion in the Seaport, and just as a national breakthrough for the gifted lyricist seemed inevitable, she ghosted on everyone and “retired” as a performer.
Now, without much warning, she’s back with a new track called “Why Don’t You Love Me?” and it’s an expectedly rousing bit of piano pop with a lyric sheet worthy of envy. Coplan posted the track from her new home in Toronto during the Oscars, but don’t think we didn’t notice.
“I know everyone’s watching the Oscars, but meanwhile in Canada, I just finished recording my first personal song in about four years,” Coplan writes. “In that time, I’ve been busy writing and producing songs for other artists, friends, and brands, but this one is for myself. And for you. It’s free, so go ahead and download it if you like it. Hopefully more to come this year.”
Excuse us while we try to find our t-shirt.
“I told myself that if I ever got back into music, I’d be totally DIY,” Coplan adds on Bandcamp. No producers. No engineers. No instrumentalists. Everything you’re hearing, I’m proud to say I created myself.”