LA-based electro artist Kanga has released her sophomore album, You and I Will Never Die.
The album is a 12-track collection of throbbing darkwave featuring Kanga’s graceful, delicate vocals. Her sound continues to evolve beyond the abrasive electronics of her debut album, which drew comments that called her “the female Nine Inch Nails.”
I’ve listened to the complete album a couple of times since its release, and my favorite track so far is “Violence.” It starts off slowly with hazy, Middle Eastern sounds that crash into a high-tempo metallic beat. Kanga sings on the chorus: “Do you like what you see, all this violence in me.”
Prior to the release, Kanga released a couple of tracks from the album. First single “Godless” came out in late 2020, teasing the album’s new direction with a lighter, bubblier sound.
Second single “Moscow” arrived earlier this year and featured a harder, more sinister sound. The lyrics of “Moscow” feel extremely timely: “Oh God I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you each day.”
You and I Will Never Die is the follow-up to an EP that Kanga released in 2019 called Eternal Daughter that contained several excellent tracks, including “Run” and “Burn.” Kanga’s self-titled debut album was released in 2016.