princess nostalgia - 'astroturfing' Single
Release Date: 03/03/2023
02/10 // Brooklyn, NY // The Portal
03/04 // Brooklyn, NY // Ladylike Fest
Label: The Vault
Hometown: Rome, Italy/Pittsburgh, PA
Influences: Missy Elliott, Kraftwerk, James Blake
Sounds like: 070 Shake, Sad Night Dynamite, Sevdaliza
A one-woman show on and off the stage, Princess Nostalgia is an internationally-based producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist who consistently defies convention while simultaneously bringing together familiar elements of pop, funk, and R&B from the last four decades.
Mastered by grammy-winning Emily Lazar and released on The Vault Records, ‘Astroturfing’ is a seething, slow-burn electronic track with sensual vocals and a dreamy synth ambiance. Featuring an unsettling sample from Heaven’s Gate cult leader Marshall Applegate, the disquieting groove challenges the snake oil that’s often peddled to spiritual seekers: Is it ego death/Or a loss of self-respect?
Questioning whether humanity deserves the pearls of divine wisdom our “gurus” have repeatedly bastardized, the Princess literally “casts pearls to swine” in the single’s upcoming video.