#210: Kris Esfandiari (King Woman) - “Celestial Blues”


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NYC-based Iranian songwriter, producer, and vocalist Kris Esfandiari, also known as King Woman, is set to release a striking full-length album, Celestial Blues, on July 30, 2021, via Relapse Records. Kris Esfandiari (NGHTCRWLR, Dalmatian, Miserable, Sugar High, i8i) founded King Woman in 2009 — a solo project which later gained the talents of guitarist Peter Arensdorf and drummer Joseph Raygoza. Now wiser and holding less animosity than King Woman’s previous sentiments on 2014 EP Doubt and the highly-esteemed 2017 full length Created in The Image of Suffering, the fantasy world that once plagued Kris' psyche is dancing in a new light on Celestial Blues. Feeling compelled to reshape the biblical archetypes that once bound her, Esfandiari has created a theatrical tale of rebellion, tragedy, and triumph — a metaphor for her own personal experiences over the years — Celestial Blues was born.

Show Notes:

  • 00:05:17 - Monotheism/experiences with Christianity
  • 00:17:16 - The fluidity of expressing emotions through music
  • 00:21:08 - Opening up to her creative spirit
  • 00:25:44 - The current state of the music industry
  • 00:27:22 - Surrounding oneself with the right people
  • 00:29:12 - Her newest album with her band, King Woman, entitled, Celestial Blues
  • 00:36:14 - Art being a gateway
  • 00:38:17 - Deconstruction
  • 00:44:00 - Kristina’s multiple side projects
  • 00:50:00 - Wrap up




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