Sofie Fatouretchi is a California-born DJ and songwriter who relocated to Vienna in 2017 and wrote a handful of songs that became her debut solo album, Cult Survivor
. She didn't intend to write an album but being away from her musical community in LA gave her the time and space to write down the songs that were suddenly flooding her brain. One of them was "Try To Reach Me," a wistful piece of European pop.
When asked about the song's meaning, Sofie told the Songfacts Podcast
in 2021, "I think any art that I make - whether it's painting or music or writing lyrics - it's just a way of me processing existence. It's something we all have to deal with, and inevitably that will make its way into my art and output. That song has a lot to do with perception, and other's perception of one's self and one's own perception of one's self."