Kristina Esfandiari returns under the moniker of Miserable with two EPs forthcoming from Sargent House: the brand new Loverboy EP and a reissue of the highly sought after Dog Days EP (out together on October 26th).
Today, she shares their new video for the Suspiria-influenced, Mitch Wells-directed clip for “Loverboy” (watch below).
Esfandiari commented: “I wrote ‘Loverboy’ as a healing anthem for myself & hopefully other Womxn who have experienced confusion or a sense of inadequacy due to gaslighting & objectification. I don’t exist for someone else’s pleasure or entertainment and that’s essentially what I’m singing in ‘Loverboy’. So many of us are made to feel less than human.” She continues, “The Loverboy album as a whole is meant to be reflective on past experiences that I feel muted my voice. There was a time in my life where I felt guilty about the immense amount of internal fury I carried on a daily basis. I tried to tame it, tried to push it further down. I suppose this release has empowered me to connect with my own anger & frustration. It’s caused me to see that my own anger is healthy, absolutely valid and even necessary. Playing these songs live has been more liberating than I could have ever imagined.”
The full scope of Miserable will be unveiled with a double-EP release from Sargent House: this brand new Loverboy EP and a reissue of the scarce Dog Days EP (set for release on October 26th). Recorded in differing states of Esfandiari’s personal and artistic evolution, the Dog Days and Loverboy duo serves as a riveting cross-section of an artist who has only grown bolder with time. The EP has been remastered for Sargent House by Heba Kadry (Björk, Beach House).
Catch Miserable on tour, dates below.
October 20 Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
December 12 Los Angeles, CA @ Union *
December 13 San Diego, CA @ Che Café *