Los Angeles based anti-pop artist Dolo Tonight has released new single, “Hotels“, a sneak peak of his newly announced EP, Life’s A Party Then You’re Dead. Listen to the song now below and pre-order the EP HERE.
Of the song, Dolo explained, “Hotels for me is a track about sealing off from life. In the past when I’ve been overwhelmed, I get these emotions of wanting to shut away, which is odd because I’m usually such a social and happy person.” he explains. “I wanted to make a track exploring those emotions because I’m sure that other people have felt them and experiencing them for me was very interesting to go through. I felt like I could make an upbeat song that still dealt with darker topics while making you feel like the energy could be released and that it would all turn out fine in the end.”
The six tracks on Life’s A Party Then You’re Dead trade in the hip-hop-heavy sound Dolo Tonight cultivated on in his 2021 debut EP Back To Earth, in favor of what he calls “anti-pop;” rooted in the fundamentals of popular music but subverted in all the right ways. Assisted by his Baggage Claim collective of writers and producers, Dolo twists convention and catchy choruses into an intoxicating, sun-soaked blend of indie, alternative, rock, and hip-hop.
“Anti-pop is all about messing around with structure and sounds and being a little more experimental,” he explained. “When we were putting this EP together, we would ask ourselves, ‘What would someone normally do in this situation?’ Then we would do the exact opposite.”