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Sweet Pill Drops ‘Starchild’ EP And Companion Four-Part Music Video

[Photo via Hopeless Records]

Sweet Pill has released their Starchild EP via Hopeless Records. To accompany the four tracks, the act has included a 12-minute music video, which showcases each song as a different segment of the life of a young, feminine character. In total, their label debut leaves a saccharine taste with a touch of sadness in the mouth.

“I don’t usually write self-deprecating lyrics,” vocalist Zayna Youssef explains. “I found myself feeling the fire in my chest when I would belt something straight forward like, ‘I hate her, that girl in the mirror.’ So I just followed it. There is obviously way more to these four songs than just self-loathing.”

Each track elaborates on circumstances where someone would feel concerned or scared to push out of the box. Paired with their traditional emo sound with a blend of soft-indie perfectly imperfect powerhouse vocals and twinkly guitar riffs, Sweet Pill firmly solidifies themselves as new forces in the music scene to be watched.

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Youseff elaborates that each song contributes to the overarching theme of finding imperfections within yourself while accepting them and learning how to do so for yourself. “All these different situations lead me to be so mean to myself. The mirror on the cover holds so much meaning.” She continues, “Every time I am looking in the mirror, I am looking for a flaw. It is such a long journey to fall in love with yourself, I find myself still on it and at the bare beginnings.”

The Philadelphia act embarks on their headline tour this month before heading across the pond for select co-headlining shows with SUDS, and supporting Into It. Over It. Grab tickets from their site, and find out where they’re performing below.

Tour Dates:

  • April 13—Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups $
  • April 14—Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s $
  • April 15—Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird $
  • April 17—Washington, DC @ Songbyrd $
  • April 18—Durham, NC @ The Pinhook $
  • April 19—Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Purgatory) +
  • April 20—Nashville, TN @ drkmttr +
  • April 22—Dallas, TX @ Club Dada +
  • April 23—Austin, TX @ Mohawk (Indoors) +
  • April 25—Mesa, AZ @ The Underground +
  • April 26—Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo + ^
  • April 27—San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill ^
  • April 29—Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall ^
  • April 30—Seattle, WA @ Barboza ^
  • May 1—Missoula, MT @ The Show Room at ZACC ^
  • May 3—Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry #
  • May 4—Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall #
  • May 5—Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme #
  • May 6—Toronto, ON @ The Garrison #
  • May 8—Somerville, MA @ Crystal Ballroom #
  • May 9—Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
  • May 10—Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer $ * %
  • July 1—Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s !
  • July 2—Newcastle, Cluny2 !
  • July 3—Reading, Purple Turtle !
  • July 5—Brighton, DUST !
  • July 6—Ramsgate, Ramsgate Music Hall !
  • July 7—Guildford, The Boileroom !
  • July 9—Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach !
  • July 10—Southampton, The Joiners !
  • July 11—St Albans, The Horn !
  • July 12—Cheltenham, 2000trees Festival ~
  • July 14—Leeds, Brudenell Social Club +
  • July 15—Glasgow, Stereo +
  • July 16—Manchester, Yes +
  • July 18—London, The Dome (downstairs) +
  • July 19—London, The Dome (downstairs) +
  • July 20—Nottingham, Rough Trade +
  • July 22—Bristol, The Exchange +

$Have A Good Season to support.
+Zeta to support.
^Great Time to support.
#Taking Meds to support.
*Broke Body to support.
!With SUDS.
+Supporting Into It. Over It.
~Festival Appearance

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