Washington D.C. trap artist ALIREZA has released a brand new single, "Doomed", accompanied by powerful visuals confronting depression, mental health and social media addiction. The track is taken from his forthcoming debut album 'Endlyss', out April 12th on Earache Records.
"Doomed is about the state of the world. The state of the people who deal with all the problems listed in the song," comments ALIREZA. "The first line is a pretty straightforward line about Mac Miller. I feel like we've lost so much as a generation and a culture to drugs and violence but it's way different than the '80s or '90s; this is a whole new problem in general. Thy Art Is Murder also inspired me to make this song because of how they wrote 'They Will Know Another'. The honesty and stance of that song made me want to write a version where a rapper is taking that stance, observing a dying world that he lives in. Whether he lives there willingly or unwillingly is up to the listener."
Listen to "Doomed" now exclusively on SoundCloud here <http://soundcloud.com/alireza301/doomed-prod-jason-rich> and watch the powerful animated video for the song here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOioycj8F_8>. Piecing together award-winning animations from British artist Steve Cutts, the visuals paint a bleak reflection of humanity in 2019, highlighting issues such as the rising number of suicides amongst young men, mental health issues, the prescription drug epidemic, social media addiction, and the futile rat race of capitalism and greed.
"Doomed" will also be available on all other major digital platforms from tomorrow - Friday, March 29th.
Fans in New York recently got to see ALIREZA performing a blistering live set at the Kingsland in Brooklyn, attended by an enthusiastic crowd made up of both rap and metal fans, exemplifying the bridge ALIREZA has created between the two genres. Don't miss ALIREZA at his other upcoming shows:
Mar. 30 - Washington D.C. - Songbyrd
Apr. 05 - Washington D.C. - Songbyrd (Album Release Show)
A pioneering artist at the forefront of the dark trap genre, ALIREZA combines elements of trap and rap with rock and metal, with influences ranging from XXXTENTACION to BRING ME THE HORIZON. The multitalented vocalist and guitarist cut his teeth in the all-black DMV metalcore band LOUDER THAN QUIET before making the jump to solo artist, with elements of his wide-ranging tastes evident throughout his debut album 'Endlyss', recorded with producer Jason Rich (LIL PEEP, LIL XAN).
Pre-order 'Endlyss' now on CD and digital download here <http://smarturl.it/alireza>.
For a deeper look into ALIREZA's history and influences, and how he brings them all together to create something wholly unique, check out the documentary "Alireza: The Man Behind the Bars" now here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDIrNNNPmZc>.
Watch ALIREZA's official music videos for "Vendetta" here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QscoecQ8dUA> and "Never Seen" here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOETO7sBxtI>.
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