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Emo Legend Kyle Gordon Performs “My Life (Is The Worst Life Ever)” Live

Kyle Gordon My Life (Is The Worst Life Ever)
[Photo by Yising Kao]

In a whirlwind visit to the idobi Studios in Los Angeles, CA, emo legend Raven Shadow Bane of Our Wounded Courtship—aka comedian and musical satirist Kyle Gordon—put a fresh twist on his emo parody hit “My Life (Is The Worst Life Ever).” 

This track, a true sensation across TikTok and Instagram Reels, has catapulted Gordon into the spotlight, garnering millions of views and earning him legions of devoted fans who are looking for a laugh. In a clever nod to emo music and culture, Gordon‘s lyrics playfully riff on the melodrama often associated with the genre, with lines like “Black tears they stain my broken cheeks/I’m like a dead black rose in the middle of the night/You abandoned me on the side of the highway/Which highway? The highway of life.”

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Gordon commands the studio space from start to finish, sporting a signature black and white striped long-sleeve layered under a black T-shirt during his performance of “My Life (Is The Worst Life Ever).” Embracing his inner emo persona, he infuses the track with a zany take on the genre and lifestyle, ensuring that his energy and dedication to the character never dips below a staggering 200%.

Through his irreverent take on emo tropes, with lines such as “I wanna take my skin, give it as a gift, ha!/Happy anniversary” and “The black tattoo of love, it seems to cry,” he offers listeners a laugh-out-loud perspective on the genre’s flair for the dramatics. 

Earlier this month, Gordon unleashed his debut 8-track parody album filled with a multitude of genres, aptly titled Kyle Gordon Is Great. Now, he’s gearing up to take his blend of music and comedy on the road. Kicking off on April 2 in Denver, CO, and concluding on May 6 in Los Angeles at the Netflix Is A Joke Festival, you can get tickets to see him live here.

Tour Dates:

  • April 2—Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
  • April 4—Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
  • April 5—Los Angeles, CA @ Highland Park Ebell
  • April 7—Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
  • April 8—Vancouver, Canada @ Biltmore Cabaret
  • April 9—Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
  • April 20—Boston, MA @ Crystal Ballroom
  • May 3—Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern Café & Music Hall
  • May 4—Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
  • May 6—Los Angeles, CA @ Netflix Is A Joke Festival (@ Elysian Theater)
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