Kim Phat, Cambodian front woman for garage punkers Dirty Few, is venturing into a completely different artistic vein with Denver based electronic producer, Usurper. Together since 2014, the unlikely duo developed their own brand of heavy conceptual R&B and darker electronic pop.
Their self titled EP confronts bleak concepts with dignity instead of pity. "DOG" and "FOREST" are undeniably the singles. The former is a distorted synth-pop open letter to every shitty boyfriend out there, while the latter clings to a moment in a dying romance, refusing to let go. With production that is straightforward and maximal to experimental and sparse, Usurper cautiously unfolds the beauty of Kims loss.
While tracks differ in style, the one constant is that LASCIVIOUS never asserts any pity rather beautiful dignity and respect in all things fleeting. No self loathing, only solace. Narrating directly with loss instead of running from it.
Written by Kim Phat and Usurper
Produced by Usurper
Mixed by Usurper and Matthew Loui
Mastered by Matthew Loui