SSION’s (DIY queercore artist Cody Critcheloe) brand of trippy, eccentric electronica is always visually and sonically eclectic – something that was amply demonstrated on the wonderful At Least The Sky Is Blue. Following up that collaboration with Ariel Pink he’s released another track from the current album, Heaven Is My Thing Again ft. MNDR, Ian Isiah and Jametatone. Check out the video below.
The track is a gleefully anarchic trip through the current pop scene, with irreverent and oblique references to artists and sounds you half recognise. It’s no pastiche though, being fully in tune with the singular musical and cultural vision SSION espouses, but as the song (and video) playfully assaults the senses, you can’t but help surrender to the impish joy the song engenders.
Cody aka SSION says of the video: “I feel like this entire month has been such a shit-show. All this goddamned pressure to be proud 24/7. Don’t get me wrong I am proud sometimes, but it comes in waves and I guess that’s extremely normal which is something that I’m not very proud of. Ultimately, I’m FINE. I just gotta ride out the storm and be thankful for the ‘real’ shit: my ability to sweat pools and ROCK in-humans all over the world against all odds and manholes. So, when my network television debut falls apart before millions of raging-screaming-teenage-girls I just deal with it cause I’m a seasoned queen and ready to be burned alive.”
Heaven Is My Thing Again is out now and features on the O album which you can listen to on Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify. You can find information about live dates and more on SSION’s official Facebook page.
Photo by Megan Mantia