Jamie Stoffa Reflects On Hard Times With “Try To Forget”

Jamie Stoffa is a genre-bending multi-instrumentalist based out of Washington, D.C. who blends elements of pop, rock, and post-hardcore with modern production to create a signature sound that is unique and evocative. 

Jamie has released his latest single “Try to Forget.” “The song is about a time in my life when I was alone in a new town, felt lost and I was broke,” explains Jamie. “I remember sitting in my car outside of a mall around Christmas time looking at my bank account wondering if this constant cycle of burden and stress will ever end. This song is for anyone who tries; and I mean really tries to succeed and do right but keeps finding themselves still ‘searching for something unknown’ and ‘trying to crawl out of six-foot holes’.

Featuring a full band ensemble paired with clean singing and electronic production elements, this song starts rather stripped down with acoustic and vocals but quickly escalates to something epic and exciting. “Try To Forget” exclusively premiered with The New Alternative, and is currently streaming across all platforms. Listen now on Spotify. Jamie has also released a video and a lyric video, which you can watch below. 

Jamie’s solo endeavor began in 2018 as a side project to his band at the time, Harbour Escape. As genre-fluid as he is diverse in his technical skillset, the project is marked by experimentalism and variety. His first releases, “13” and “I’m Gonna Break Your Heart,” employ what is best described as the dynamics of mid-to-late 2000s pop-punk, emo, and post-hardcore. On April 8th, 2021, Jamie released two new songs, “C137,” and “Passing Time.” On October 1st, “Day 52,” a dark, and heavy song, about the zombie apocalypse was released in a joint effort by past band member, Billy Tagg. The song was released with a comic book lyric video featuring illustration by Lawrence Crow.

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