Multi-instrumentalist Aleesha Dibbs just shared the first song from her debut solo EP Paradise Lost. ‘Battalion’ is soft and disturbing at once mixing electronic sounds with dreamy vocals and bringing rave vibes with its repetitive hard kick drum sample. The whole album will present a process of transformation and self-actualisation. Contrary to the innumerable, seductive, and feel-good narratives being volleyed at us, Paradise Lost challenges the expectation that change and growth are supposed to feel good.
We make difficult decisions in desperate circumstances and stride forward, expecting a small celebration of hope and agency to hold our hands and carry the weight of the phantom limbs that never leave us.