Harmony, the former half of Los Angeles’s indie-rock duo Girlpool, debuts her first solo EP entitled Dystopia Girl, releasing today through Harmony’s Fantasy Corp. Dystopia Girl marks a new stage in the singer-songwriter's sound. While she holds true to the practice of delivering her punctually cool, out-of-the-box, and poetically contemplative lyrics in a casual fashion, the sonics of the EP are ethereal and dreamy, injected with glitching synths, words broken down into repetitive vowels, and all hyper-pop must-haves of flickering-warped vocals and energetic production.
The first that fans heard of Dystopia Girl was in “Good Things Take Time,” a song released earlier this summer produced by Wyatt Bernard, Dylan Brady, Francis Brady, Micah Jasper and mixed by Kayla Regan. Harmony recalls the track coming to her in a dream on January 12, 2022, finding the irony in it’s meaning in relation to her impatient nature. “It’s the first song to roll out on this project; the mantra of it being the first song has been teaching me patience…[it] reminds me to find solace in the pause and know that things are happening in the time they are meant to."
Dystopia Girl is complete with a total of five tracks, the aforementioned “Good Things Take Time” and “Angel Kisses,” “Shoplifting From Nike,” “I Am So Lucky and Nothing Can Stop Me,” and lastly, “Dystopia Girl.” Born out of paradox and contrast, concepts that the artist has always called home to, the EP is a beautiful exploration of the fantastical within the everyday. It blurs the line between self-awareness and delusion and packs all the convoluted regularities of this life into a harmonic bomb of joy and tribulation.