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King Woman Ratchet Up the Intensity on “Psychic Wound”

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I sincerely hope you all caught the video for “Morning Star,” the explosive debut single from King Woman’s sophomore album, Celestial Blues. It’s one of the most memorable pieces of art I’ve seen this year, from the song to the video to the aesthetic… everything about it hit me in that spot.

Now King Woman, led by Kris Esfandiari, are back with another single and video, “Psychic Wound.” This time around the band ratchets up both the musical and visual intensity, the perfect sequel to what they began on “Morning Star.” Explains Esfandiari of the track:

“‘Psychic Wound’ is about paying the price for eating forbidden fruit. When desire turns into obsession it can keep you longer than you intended to stay and nearly destroy your sanity.”

That quote could refer to any number of specific things — indeed, I get the impression it’s purposefully vague to let the listener put their own meaning on the song — but shew, I’ve sure been there, haven’t you?

Give it a watch below. Celestial Blues comes out on July 30 via Relapse; pre-order here.

King Woman have a series of live appearances scheduled for the summer and fall:

July 30 Los Angeles, CA Lodge Room
July 31 Los Angeles, CA Lodge Room
October 15 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
October 16 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
October 29 Oakland, CA Starline
October 30 Oakland, CA Starline
October 31 Oakland, CA Starline (covers show)

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