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Listen To Hybrid Rose's Cyber-Pop Album 'Warhol'

Listen To Hybrid Rose's Cyber-Pop Album 'Warhol'

Thursday 4th October, 2018 2:49PM

Wellington electronic artist Hybrid Rose aka Rose Muollo-Gray has unveiled her sophomore collection Warhol, an eleven track beat-driven journey through alien landscapes and far out retro-futurist aural imaginings. The artful, primarily instrumental album draws on the intoxicating influence of italo-disco on such instantly catchy numbers as 'Why Don't You Love Me', while the pounding industrial pop of 'Just Press Play' features guest vocals from Auckland-based singer and producer Fanfickk. Hybrid Rose promises to play material from Warhol in live contexts soon, and shared her thoughts on the themes surrounding the diverse and immersive collection in a statement...

“Warhol is a self expressive album. I had this cool idea of putting myself on a canvas and creating this universe around me that depicts what Hybrid Rose is in current form. I was also very inspired by people who changed pop culture with art - Andy Warhol to be specific. I feel like he was such a very out of this world character, and he's just so strange and experimental and I wanted to channel my inner Andy Warhol energy with this album, through experimenting with electro-pop music.

I have met a lot of artists, musicians specifically and I have noticed that there has become a trend to only make one kind of music and create this ‘comfort zone’ of what they will and will not create. As someone who is really passionate about creative expression and that kind of integrity, I am offended that these people are shifting pop music back to something that we’ve heard before without making waves. I want to do the opposite. I want to make music that shifts from what everyone else is listening to at the moment and make some new waves happen. If people have been able to shift the sound of popular music forward, why would we want to press rewind and play it safe? Fuck that!”


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