Karin Park moves even further into darker territories on her new album ‘Apocalypse Pop,’ which delivers catchy rock-pop-synth tracks laced with deep personal lyrics. ‘Apocalypse Pop’ will be released March 2, 2015.
According to her label, every track feels like a statement and Karen cleverly accompanies them with a combination of sultry beats, buoyant drums, delicate piano, and dabbles with a touch of electronica.
With titles such as Life is Just a Dream, Shake With The Devil, Opium, and Look What You’ve Done, the ‘apocalypse’ narrative is present throughout. Each track boasts solo personality going from strength to strength with every listen, teamed together they create a melodically brilliant collaboration of Karin’s effortless vocals and talent. Take a listen to the first single, Look What You’ve Done via Soundcloud below, which is lifted from ‘Apocalypse Pop’
The individual and intimate nature of the tracks enables an instant connection boldly exposing Karin’s torments, “she was the breath of air you needed to feel, whilst I was just the water on your wheel” – ‘Stick to The Lie’.
Karin stands apart from other pop artists doing her music her way, the attitude in her voice screams passion and drive yet she sings with an air of untroubled content. Technically her edgy, gothic vibes shouldn’t work as a pop artist and in so many ways she isn’t. But the relation between lyrics, vocals, and beats make ‘Apocalypse Pop’ undeniably addictive.
However it isn’t solely Karin who makes this album a success. Her ability to melt easily with other talent creates a recipe for magic as seen on track Hurricane, featuring renowned film maker and photographer Thomas Knights, the exploration of emotive sound meanders down the alleyways of deep dark dance.
Continuing to create songs that can be released aside of an album, Karin flitters between genres throughout ‘Apocalypse Pop’. We see a variation of different themes, from dance-synth-vibes on Whipped Cream, to seductive, basey-rock on Life Is Just A Dream and progressive, animalistic, bangra influences on Hard Liquor Man.
On Let My Love Shine, it’s Karin’s vocals and lyrical partnership that endeavor to carry the difference in tone from each track. Playfully experimenting with steel drums it leaves you relaxed at the end of an exclusive journey through Karin Park’s mind.