Sugar High - "Love Addict" Neon Pink 12" Vinyl
850 W Lincoln St
Phoenix AZ 85007
Sugar High, the duo of metal musician Kris Esfandiari and producer Darcy Baylis, share their debut LP Love Addict, out now via Dero Arcade. Early singles Losing and Ugly introduced listeners to the duo’s unique sound, a moody, 808 shoegaze blend that perfectly matches the melancholy of current events.
Heavy reverb and hip-hop beats form the backbone of Love Addict, and the languid, sweeping vocals provide its heart. The lyrics offer pensive and explicit reflections on isolation, self-destruction, and heartbreak, made more poignant by the rumbling production beneath them.
Sugar High is a transatlantic collaboration between Brooklyn-based Artist Kris Esfandiari (King Woman, Miserable, Nghtcrwlr, Dalmatian) and Berlin-based songwriter / producer Darcy Baylis who has worked with the likes of Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Georgia Maq (Camp Cope), Parv0, Zubin, and Fantasy Camp. The two met serendipitously in Los Angeles during Darcy’s week-long visit from Australia. They hit it off and proceeded to lock themselves in a studio where they were reduced to their teenage nostalgia. What followed was a mutual diagnosis: Love Addict, 7 songs melding their seemingly disparate musical universes with neon 90s-indebted shoegaze guitar, booming 808s, and the pair’s soaring vocals explore themes of intimacy, trauma, and addiction.
02. Flowers and Pollution
05. Asleep (feat. Mirsy)
07. Love Addict
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