Experimental indie rock singer-songwriter Unfortunately, Steven is one man with a mission on the expansive new concept album “Groovy Avocado Disco,” which will be released on May 6.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, April 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Los Angeles-based experimental indie rock singer-songwriter Unfortunately Steven is a man with a mission on the expansive new concept album “Groovy Avocado Disco,” slated for release May 6, 2022 on streaming platforms and limited-edition vinyl. First single”Life is too expensive for mewas released on April 1, 2022. Sadly, Steven is the musical pseudonym of multi-instrumentalist and lead vocalist Steven Ramirez, who hopes this single release will inspire people to seek therapy. The album title, Groovy Avocado Disco, stands for Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
“The concept of the album is a complete therapy session from start to finish. From entering the session as a human balloon filled with crippling anxiety and depression, initially deflated and ready to take on the week. The album begins by entering therapy, sitting down and spreading the daily truth. The therapist guides the listener through these thoughts and grounds them through mindfulness. The album discusses the human condition, depression, drugs , drug addiction, capitalism and personal issues related to my dad. As the album is lived through, the songs start to empty out and become more real, which means the listener, or myself, expresses those feelings. heavy and then become lighter by being honest with yourself.” -Steven Ramirez
Describing his sound as a combination of “indie rock, musical theatre, psychedelia and sound barrier”, music lovers can hear elements of Harry Nilsson, Daniel Johnston and Fiona Apple in his unique style. His love for concept albums like “Pet Sounds”, “The Wall” and “The Point!” coupled with his mental health journey, inspired the new album.
“As a society, we tend to avoid dark thoughts or depressive feelings, but they’re just part of the human condition. Everyone faces struggles and people who say don’t live in denial. My purpose for this album is to establish the harsh realities of mental illness and what it really looks like in the mind of an anxiously depressed person.”
Groovy Avocado Disco is not just a collection of songs, but something that is designed to be listened to in order. It includes excerpts from actual recordings of Steven’s therapy sessions that tie the songs together. It’s very simple and raw, leaving little to the listener’s imagination. It’s a work of art, but perhaps even more crucially, it’s a perfectly accurate and vulnerable document of Sadly Steven’s life.