Today’s track of the day comes from Sheffield’s Sophie and the Giants: ‘Don’t Ask Me To Change’, out now on Republic Records. It’s a no-bullshit anthem and an absolute bop.

“I wrote this song at a time when I was at a crossroads and examining my relationships with people. Every time I discovered something new about myself, I’d feel the compulsion to repress it slightly and minimise my true self to avoid being judged or losing people. I wrote ‘Don’t Ask Me To Change’ when I finally decided “fuck that”, because if they really loved me I wouldn’t have to make those compromises.”

Sophie

The band will play a special UK exclusive show at London’s Lafayette venue this September, and they recently announced they’ll be heading out on a full European tour in 2022.

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Tour Dates

27th Sept 2021 – Lafayette – London

30th March 2022 – Luxor – Cologne, Germany

2nd April 2022 – Melkweg Oz – Amsterdam, Netherlands

3rd April 2022 – Gruenspan – Hamburg, Germany

4th April 2022 – Hole 44 – Berlin, Germany

5th April 2022 – Grelle Forelle – Vienna, Austria

7th April 2022 – Ampere – Munich, Germany 

8th April 2022 – Plaza – Zurich, Switzerland

9th April 2022 – Magazzini Generalli – Milan, Italy

11th April 2022 – Bikini – Barcelona, Spain

12th April – Copenico – Madrid, Spain

14th April 2022 – Les Etoiles – Paris, France