Washington DC Post Hardcore artist JAMIE STOFFA has released his new track, “C137”, a nod to an epsiode of Rick and Morty. The radio ready modern rock single, written, engineered, and produced by Stoffa through his company JLS Audio, is released as a double single with the track “Passing Time”.
The song deals in part on Stoffa’s frustration with lockdown. “The lyrics to C137 were written right when lockdown was taking place,” he explains, “I work in live events, which was one of the first industries to get knocked out. Nobody had any idea what was going on, but everyone was an expert about it. C137 is about the frustration I felt on how unclear, politicized, and dismissive media was. With that, I feel I should say, it’s not a political song at all. It’s more of a, “well this really, really sucks” kind of song.”
Jamie Stoffa is a genre-bending multi-instrumentalist based out of Washington, D.C. Drawing influence from notable scene bands including Silverstein, From First to Last, and A Day to Remember, he blends pop, rock, and post-hardcore with modern production elements to create a signature sound that is both unique and evocative.
With an extensive musical background tracing back to grade school chorus, Jamie possesses an array of deeply-rooted creative talent. While his early foundations were established behind the drum kit, he expanded his repertoire to include the guitar, and piano circa 2008. The next year, he joined City at Dawn as their frontman, with whom he would tour the east coast and release his first album, “Setbacks,” with. Following the band’s hiatus in 2015, he relocated to Florida and joined his most recently departed outfit (due to a move to D.C.), Harbour Escape.
Jamie’s solo endeavor began in 2018 as a side project to the band. As genre fluid as he is diverse in his technical skill set, the project is marked by experimentalism and variety. His first release, “13,” employs what is best described as pop-punk and emo dynamics reminiscent of the mid-to-late-2000s. He further refines the niche with his sophomore single, “I’m Gonna Break Your Heart,” which expands on his underpinning with the addition of post-hardcore elements.