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Music for the doomscroll era: EKKSTACY announces second album "Misery" (release date: 30.09.)
Before coming back to Germany for festival appearances in late summer, Vancouver-based emo-rock singer EKKSTACY announces his second album "Misery"an. It will be released on September 30 via UnitedMasters. Along with the announcement, the 20-year-old shares the single "wish i was dead", a catchy jangle-pop number produced by Suzy Shin (Weezer, Sunflower Bean).
Harder in terms of themes and sound
The new project expands on EKKSTACY's contemporary indie-pop blueprint and mid-eighties-influenced indie rock sound, which he first introduced with his debut "NEGATIVE" last year. While its predecessor weaved in the darker, introspective songwriting of early 2000s alternative and emo rock, "Misery" is decidedly heavier in terms of subject matter and sound. The album was mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, Future Islands, The Drums, Slow Dive).
"Misery" encapsulates the young Canadian's inner turmoil, his personal experiences and the inevitable cocktail of confusion and self-discovery that comes with growing up. EKKSTACY stems the brute collection of new songs alone, destined to be heard at full volume. "wish i was dead" follows the first single "I GAVE YOU EVERYTHING", which was released with accompanying music video.
Personal experiences, Confusion and self-discovery
Honored by Spotify as "Fresh Finds" artist and featured by Billboard Magazine in the "21 Under 21" selection, EKKSTACY was most recently featured on Pigeons & Planes' "See You Next Year" compilation ("I Guess") and played his first headlining tour in the USA and Europe. His most successful song "i walk this earth all by myself" counts over 31 million streams on Spotify alone. EKKSTACY opened the current year with a live version of his debut album "NEGATIVE". When he performs at MS Dockville and Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg in late summer, among others, he will already have the songs from the follow-up "Misery" in his luggage.
EKKSTACY - "Misery”
Genre: Emo / Indie Rock
Release Date: 30.09.2022
Label: Ekkstacy / UnitedMasters
Distribution: United Masters
19.08. - Hamburg, MS Dockville
14.09. - Prague, Futurum
16.09. - Cologne, Jaki
17.09. - Zurich, Radar Festival
19.09. - Warsaw, Poglos
21.09. - Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival
Press release: Sureshot Promotions
Photocredit: Niall Proctor