MISERABLE (KRISTINA ESFANDIARI) WRESTLES WITH OBSESSION IN “LOVERBOY” VIDEO
The double-EP, Loverboy / Dog Days, is due out on October 26th by means of Sargent Home.
“in in between scornful and fragile, displaying a variety that is primal in the most relatable sense” – FLAUNT
Esfandiari commented: “I wrote ‘Loverboy’ as a healing anthem for myself & hopefully other Womxn who have seasoned confusion or a sense of inadequacy due to gaslighting & objectification. I do not exist for somebody else’s pleasure or entertainment and that is basically what I’m singing in ‘Loverboy’. So lots of of us are created to really feel much less than human.” She continues, “The Loverboy album as a complete is meant to be reflective on previous experiences that I really feel muted my voice. There was a time in my life exactly where I felt guilty about the immense quantity of internal fury I carried on a day-to-day basis. I attempted to tame it, attempted to push it additional down. I suppose this release has empowered me to connect with my personal anger & aggravation. It is triggered me to see that my personal anger is wholesome, completely valid and even vital. Playing these songs reside has been far more liberating than I could have ever imagined.”
Recorded in the midst of an emotional and geographical purgatory for Esfandiari, Loverboy was culled from scribbled melodies and song sketches gathered from cross-nation plane rides. Plagued by destruction (the initial iteration ofLoverboy went down in flames—quite literally—thanks to a malfunctioned tough drive), the new collection of songs showcases Esfandiari’s somber, nightcrawling interpretation of pop music, packed with seething verses, lavish choruses, and reverb-driven bombast. Dog Days was a considerably wilier beast—it was borne from a weeklong bender in Brooklyn, fueled by Esfandiari’s want to attack her craft from a far more “upbeat” slant. And certainly, there’s one thing comforting and nostalgic in the shimmering dream pop of Dog Days. The EP has been remastered for Sargent House by Heba Kadry (Björk, Beach Home).
Miserable, Loverboy / Dog Days Track Listing:
three. Low-cost Ring
four. Discomfort Farm
Miserable — On Tour:
October 20 Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
December 12 Los Angeles, CA @ Union *
December 13 San Diego, CA @ Che Café *
* w/ THOU
Leading photo by Nedda Afsari.