Curated by Pop-Kultur Berlin 【DE】
Sophia Kennedy’s music sometimes sounds like a soundtrack that combines the glamour and morbid charm of alley show tunes from the 1960s or 70s with the deconstructed modernism of club music. The songs can change the atmosphere in a split second, impressively illustrated by last year’s single “Orange Tic Tac” which switched between threatening gloomy trap beats and soothing crooner melodies. Her sophomore album Monsters released in May, is full of plot twists, moments of prettiness dashed with paranoia. The title itself is a self-ironic, comic-like commentary of being an artist trying to tame own creations like “monsters” gone wild but also a nod to a generally threatening tension in the world. Monsters is pop music teetering on the verge of ruin, yet making you want to party!