SOUL BANDIT | Social Media
LA-based experimental artist—SOUL BANDIT (aka Icon Collective graduate, Andi Mattingly)—influenced by the dark and eccentric, releases today (6/27) her third single, “3-4-9.”
Listen to "3-4-9" here: https://soundcloud.com/soul-bandit/3-4-9a
SOUL BANDIT is a project about life, death, and a glimpse into the absurdity of the human experience. It's an internal monologue to the darker side of the human mind; the often unpleasant and unspoken things that come with being human in this day and age--the absurd distorted perceptions of our own individual realities.
Says Soul Bandit of the single: "3-4-9 isn't a typical track for me. I grew up speaking 3 languages (Russian at home, Hebrew and English at school). So to me 3-4-9 was meant to be a bizarre, dark, nonsensical, dance track that's a tribute to how strange it is growing up in a cultural cauldron. My sound choices for this track and for the majority of my others tend to be a bit jarring and even unsettling at times, but they're representative of the unpredictability’s and oddities of life and death. It's not going to sit well with everyone but I'm okay with that, music is a subjective experience and to me this is a crucial part of my music.”
Further, Soul Bandit says of her unique yet dynamic sound: “This whole Soul Bandit project (music/imagery/videos to come) is intended to be a completely uninhibited expression of myself. Many of the songs sound extremely uplifting, but the lyrics (if you can decipher them) are actually very dark. I like the duality of happy music with sad lyrics. It's really an illustration of life, as things are never exactly how they initially seem. Especially in this day and age where everyone has at least two versions of themselves: the version they choose to display on social media, and the version that keeps them up at night. Life's a trip and although we're all on this journey together, none of us have the same experience."