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Lyda the Lady // Religion

Lyda the Lady // Religion

At least five times this week I’ve told friends how much I love partying. It’s just ‘my thing.’ I’m good at it, other people seem to think I’m good at it, I can stay out til 5 a.m. no problem (seriously, no problem), and the next morning I want to die. But by 4 p.m. and after a few naps, I’m ready to do it all again. It’s my religion.

It begins with a glamorous fantasy of the perfect party, and that fantasy slowly crumbles into chaos as it progresses.

Lyda the Lady has put many New Yorkers’ feelings into visuals with her new music video for “Religion.” She sings about how much she enjoys the nightlife (we have this in common) and then as the track continues, and the night starts to wane, you catch glimpses of her crying in the shower. It’s an all-too familiar journey that I both love and hate; as does she.

The director (David Kahawaii) and I thought it was important for me to be alone in the video, because, in the end, the song is essentially about the loneliness that so many of us feel even we are surrounded by people in a club, at a party, or on the bustling streets of New York City. We go to great lengths to convince ourselves that we are having a good time.

Lyda the Lady

The Brooklyn-based queer electronic pop artist and producer creates music that exists somewhere between Lady Gaga and Grimes, with vocals and themes that are reminiscent of Lana Del Rey (who let us not forget, is a New Yorker before she ever was a California baby).

We were all born to die I guess. Someone pass me the champagne.

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