This EP is a continuation of the themes explored in my first EP, "No Angel," which was inspired by the 1933 movie "I'm No Angel" about my namesake, a carnival lion tamer named Tira (Mae West). The themes of the carnival, the fairground, and the thrill of the unknown all carry over from "No Angel" to "Carnival," but this original project takes those ideas to new heights.
Drawing on a range of sounds, styles, and influences, "Carnival" is a complete body of work that showcases my evolution as an artist. The EP is more than just a collection of songs; it is a cohesive narrative that explores the mysteries and wonders of the carnival in all its glory.
Through "Carnival," I hope to transport listeners to a world of excitement, wonder, and possibility.
"Carnival" is a celebration of the hedonism of the human realm and the earthly desires that drive us all. The sounds on this EP are diverse and odd, much like the carnival sideshows that inspired it. However, there's also a sexiness to the beats, melodies, and lyrics that capture the spirit of earthly delights. This is music that's designed to provoke and inspire, to make you feel alive and embrace the chaos of the world around you.
For me, the carnival is the ultimate expression of this chaos. It's a place where anything can happen, where the rules are suspended and people can let loose and be themselves. I'm fascinated by the theme of grace amidst chaos, and that's something I explore both sonically and lyrically throughout "Carnival" and my broader body of work.
As the Dionysian Princess, I'm drawn to the energy and passion of the Greek god Dionysus, who embodies the spirit of ritual, ecstasy, harvest, madness, chaos, and wine. I see myself as a kind of party god, reveling in the joys of life and poking fun at those who take themselves too seriously. Whether I'm in a torn white dress or hugging a giant stuffy, my music is all about embracing the pleasures and provocations of the world around us.
So come join me at the carnival and experience the thrill of the unknown. Whether you're a long-time fan or a first-time listener, there's something for everyone on this EP. Let's celebrate our carnal desires together and create something beautiful in the process.