Calgary, AB-based experimental pop artist Celogen has created an entirely new listening experience with his new single, “The Red Lips Called Snowfinch”
The brainchild of Dominic Demierre, the song is the latest to land from Celogen’s most recent LP, Wastebasin Lake — an unleashing of industrial electronics combined with guitars, keyboards, strings, and horns… All of which makes their heady debut in “The Red Lips Called Snowfinch.”
A tale of two young lovers out for a drive at night, “The Red Lips Called Snowfinch” is a sonic adventure through limbo; one falls asleep at the wheel and, when he awakens, his lover, Snowfinch, has transformed into a silkworm. “In shock, he drives his car into Wastebasin Lake, and the album goes on from there,” Demierre explains.
“I wanted to explore the ability of an album to tell a story beyond a simple emotional arc,” he continues. “This album represented a change for me… The words are deeply personal.”
While “The Red Lips Called Snowfinch” is a stimulating production of its own merit, Celogen prolifically conveys a story that will sit deep in the listener’s gut long after the song ends, leaving them immersed in dramatic and alluring worlds.
Through hauntingly familiar melodies inspired by pop and driven by chaos, the notion is further underscored throughout the album.
“This is a strange album,” he nods. “It has many recurring motifs and a reality-bending story…
“Despite my longing for experimentation, I never intended to be numbingly avant-garde,” he continues. “At its core, Celogen is — and will always be — a reaching to touch others via the magic of pop songwriting.
“After all, no matter one’s wanderlust, the gift of human connection remains paramount.”
Listen to “The Red Lips Called Snowfinch” below, and stay up to date with Celogen via his socials.
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