Kitty – “☆​:​*​・°☆​:​* emob0unce °☆​.​*​・°☆”

Rapper/singer/Tumblr denizen Kitty is following up her shimmering DIY space ode “285” with a new EP called Impatiens. On the project’s Bandcamp page, she explained the name:

impatiens are flowers that bloom in summer, and when the first frost comes they shrivel into nothing until the summer comes again. even though their lives are short, they can grow to be seven feet tall. there are hundreds of species, all of them bitter and toxic and beautiful in bloom.

these are the impatiens that grew in me last summer and i can’t believe i felt any of this dumb shit and i REALLY can’t believe i bothered writing all of them down (i was bitter and im still toxic). but they were beautiful in bloom, so once they shriveled into nothing i turned them into 5 silly songs 4 u.

Not exactly a glowing endorsement of her own work, but hey, we all develop some distance from what we create, and surely she likes the lyrics enough to release them into the world. Today she shared the lead track, which is titled “??:?*??°??:?* emob0unce °??.?*??°?” and which matches breathy singing and rapping with dreamlike production and strategically placed twinkles courtesy of Friendly Ghost. Jake Aron contributed production on the vocals. Feel feelings below.

Impatiens is out 5/13. Pre-order it at Bandcamp.