MOTHICA recently announced album, "KISSING DEATH", released through her own imprint Heavy Heart Records partnering with Rise Records is to be released 23rd August 2024.

"CURIOSITY KILLED THE MOTH" is the second single taken from the record, a dark and brooding track with an electronic influence threaded through.

“I thought of the phrase ‘curiosity killed the cat’ on the way to a session with David Burris and Alexandra Veltri, and we twisted it to be about a moth. Like a moth to a flame. Icarus flying too close to the sun. I’ve always wanted to write a song about moths, but of course, it being my namesake that felt like a daunting task. I wanted every song to feel like it was from a soundtrack since I knew I was going to do a music video for every song, and so it turned into this dark cinematic feeling that I really love” says MOTHICA.

Death is an uncomfortable topic that most people avoid thinking about, but MOTHICA decides to dance with it on the forthcoming album. Vulnerably, she laments her personal battles with depression, addiction, and suicidal ideation, processing her pain with lush soundscapes underpinned by funereal keys, heart-thumping hard rock guitars, and disarmingly catchy moments of pop catharsis.

After amassing hundreds of millions of streams and earning acclaim from the likes of Billboard, MTV, Teen Vogue, Buzzfeed, Alt Press, and more, she dives deeper into her powerful story with her third album, "KISSING DEATH".

"KISSING DEATH" is a visual album that tells an immersive story across 12 tracks and their accompanying music videos which weave into each other.

“I decided to make Death a love interest in a dark rom-com-style tale” she notes. “Throughout the visuals, I’m seen in a therapist's office explaining this complicated relationship as if describing a scorned lover. The music videos will be like ‘flashbacks’ of what I’m telling my therapist. On the first single “DOOMED”, we go back in time to an angsty teenage version of me. This is my first brush with the Grim Reaper and I doodle pictures of him in my diary surrounded by hearts. Flash forward, I’m shown performing at a dive bar, clubbing, engulfed in self-destruction. He stalks me, and eventually even proposes marriage, and I leave him at the altar and run away. It ends with me and Death in couples therapy. I wanted the music to feel cinematic, like the soundtrack of a movie”.

In the end, MOTHICA might just give you the strength to deal with your demons too.

MOTHICA has announced a UK and European tour for September 2024

  • 16th September - Kavka, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 18th September - Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 19th September - Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, Germany
  • 20th September - Hole44, Berlin, Germany
  • 21st September - Luxor, Cologne, Germany
  • 24th September - Backstage, Paris, France
  • 26th September - The Dome, London, UK
  • 27th September - Gorilla, Manchester, UK
  • 28th September - King Tuts, Glasgow, UK

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