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Off the heels of her latest single, “Picture Myself,” Stephanie Poetri has dropped her new EP titled "oh to be in love" via 88rising. This is the follow-up project to her first EP, "AM: PM." The project tells the story of a wholehearted and vulnerable type of falling in love and the highs and lows that come with it. Creatively, she feels like she’s “found a sound that feels like home and will make people say, that sounds like Stephanie Poetri.” To listen is too awash oneself in serenity and to give in to emotions that we may all too often feel we’ve grown too jaded to engage with. The EP Ranges from the pure joy of “Honeymoon” to the poignant delicacy of “Please Don’t Die Before I Do,” Poetri explores a pure love from all angles. Prepare to be disarmed. The EP's focus single “Bad Haircut” features viral hit singer-songwriter and Grammy-nominated producer JVKE, where the two profess their devotion to their loved ones, not just accepting them with every bit of flaw but embracing and loving those flaws. On "Picture Myself," Stephanie weaves nostalgia and longing into every word as she contends with the tumult of emotions associated with being in a long-distance relationship. The song captures the vulnerability and uncertainty that comes with being away from the one you love and a sense of understanding through its intimate lyrics. In September, Stephanie Poetri released an acoustic version of her EP, "AM: PM," with an additional track, "Matamu (Acoustic)," which she originally debuted on YouTube last year. ‘Matamu’ was initially being recorded by her mother, Titi DJ. The original version of Poetri’s debut EP was released in March last year.

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