Electronic artist Social Repose is debuting his engrossing new music video for “Villain,” the first single from his forthcoming record, Empress.
The project, started by YouTube personality Richie Giese, is his creative outlet, all produced on his quest for individuality. With Empress, GIese is able to hone in on the dark, atmospheric sound he's been working towards.
"My last album, Yalta was more of a transitional record for me, whereas Empress is me honing that dark, atmospheric sound. I released 'Filthy Pride' about a year ago and wrote the record around that single because the theme really struck me as something that needed to be talked about," Giese explains.
"I'd describe the record as a mix between Daughter and Twenty One Pilots. Or at least those were the more important inspirations while writing. I was very careful to sew the music videos into the narrative of the songs. They all connect and create a world around the characters that first appeared in the 'Filthy Pride' music video. Even though the record is a brief six tracks, I made sure there is absolutely no filler material. Every song has a purpose in the tracklisting and every video that goes along with it attempts to enrich that purpose."
Watch the music video for "Villain" below:
Empress is due out Oct. 6, and Social Repose will be touring with Hotel Books and the Funeral Portrait this fall. Check out the tracklisting and his upcoming tour dates below.
10/1: Howell, NJ @ GameChangerWorld
10/2: Boston, MA @ Middle East
10/4: Pittsburgh, PA @ Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
10/5: Kent, OH @ The Outpost
10/6: Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
10/7: Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
10/8: Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
10/10: Berwyn, IL @ The Wire
10/11: La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse
10/12: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
10/13: Englewood, CO @ Moe’s
10/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock
10/16: West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky GoGo
10/18: Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
10/20: San Antonio, TX @ Jacks Patio
10/21: Houston, TX @ Secret Room
10/22: Dallas, TX @ Dirty 30
10/24: Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
10/25: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
10/26: Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
10/27: Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
10/28: Knoxville, TN @ Open Chord
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