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The Haunting Post-Punk Power of EKKSTACY’s “i want to die in your arms”

September 2, 2022

With a gift for melodies destined to haunt your ear, and an unsettling drive that draws on 80’s post-punk and indie, EKKSTACY is quickly becoming a favorite around these parts. His lyrics are blunt and direct, expressing a longing and loathing for the pain of modern life, but delivered with a faltering earnestness that cuts to the humanity within. Brief moments of dissonance punctuate the ethereal beauty of his latest “i want to die in your arms,” creating a vibe that’s at once captivating and unsettling. The driving percussion and bass cut against the sweeping guitars and synths like jagged rocks jutting out from a serene sea. His performance in Brooklyn at AFROPUNK 2022 and his forthcoming Misery (out September 30th) both serve as the perfect panacea for fall ennui.



Catch EKKSTACY at Afropunk Brooklyn on September 11th and follow him on socials @ekkstacy for more.