Dolo Tonight has released his new EP, Life’s A Party Then You’re Dead today via Epitaph Records. To celebrate the release of his EP, Dolo also shared the dance ready-single “Party Favors” and its music video which depicts the 24-year-old as an old man who just wants to party and celebrate life.
The six lively, fresh tracks on Life’s A Party Then You’re Dead trade in the hip-hop-heavy sound cultivated on his 2021 debut EP Back To Earth (Asylum), 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,” the 24-year-old explains. “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.”
Like the musicality underwriting them, the songs on Life’s A Party Then You’re Dead tell the stories of those a little left of center: the wanderers (“Tucson”), the dreamers (“Pennies”), the outcasts (“People Under the Stairs”) – the people Dolo feels a particularly special kinship toward. He’s been there before, busking and hustling his way to his dreams, and he’s built his musical world to be universally accepting. If life is indeed a party, everyone is invited to the one Dolo Tonight is throwing.