Release Date: July 28, 2023
Genre: Pop, Pop Rock
Label: CLU Records
On her brand new EP, The Chronicles of Substance Pop: The Rebellion, Korean-born, bay area-raised pop rocker AZRA delivers a powerful and cathartic musical journey that showcases her evolution as an artist and her dedication to creating music with substance, depth, and purpose. With her self-proclaimed genre, "Substance Pop," AZRA blends elements of power pop, rock, dance, and metal with heavy 808 beats to create an electrifying and invigorating experience for listeners.
The EP opens with the anthemic track "6th Dimension," which immediately captures attention with its haunting guitar riff and AZRA's powerful vocals. The song serves as an introduction to her world, "The 6th Dimension," a place where authenticity and self-expression reign supreme.
The energy continues with "ALL OUT," a massive 808-driven tune that showcases AZRA's vocal prowess. The catchy chorus and AZRA's effortless delivery make this track a standout, capturing the essence of her unique "Substance Pop" sound.
On "i wish you would cry," AZRA blends elements of modern pop punk from the likes of artists like WILLOW and Machine Gun Kelly, with a strong pop backbone. The song's wobbly bass line and powerful guitar chords create an infectious and dynamic backdrop for AZRA's impressive vocal performance.
"Bring Me The Crown" takes a bold turn into full-blown rock territory. With punchy guitars and thunderous drums, AZRA displays her fierce side, belting out the lyrics with ferocious power. The track is a testament to her willingness to break barriers and embrace her own identity unapologetically.
The EP's final track, "Soul Ties," holds a special place as AZRA showcases her native tongue by singing in Korean. The fusion of pop rock and pop punk instrumentals complements her vocals, and she even demonstrates her impressive vocal range, hitting the whistle register with soaring precision.
The Chronicles of Substance Pop: The Rebellion is not just a collection of songs; it's a profound and empowering statement of AZRA's artistic and emotional journey. Throughout the EP, she encourages listeners to embrace their true selves and rebel against societal norms, finding solace in authenticity and self-acceptance.
AZRA's musical evolution and growth are evident in this EP, and it marks the beginning of a new era for the talented artist. With a powerful and distinctive sound that sets her apart from the mainstream, AZRA proves herself as a formidable force in the music industry.
The Chronicles of Substance Pop: The Rebellion is a testament to AZRA's artistry and passion, a chronicle of her personal and musical transformation. As she invites listeners into "The 6th Dimension," she uplifts and inspires, encouraging everyone to break free from conformity and embrace their own crowns unapologetically. AZRA's EP is a true rebellion against the ordinary, an electrifying journey that leaves a lasting impact on anyone who ventures into her world of "Substance Pop."
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