Depression Expression releases “Pretty Boi”, a genderbending indie rock cover of Clairo’s “Pretty Girl”
Conway, Arkansas native Depression Expression released their latest single “Pretty Boi” on Monday, aiming to showcase their artistic style through the song of a musician they look up to very much.
“It’s not truly my song, it’s Clairo’s, but I put my artistic spin on it to make it more of my own,” they said. “It’s truly my style since I started this project: Chaotic and soulful.”
The cover, which is entirely self-produced, adds some guitars to go with the keyboard melody, and they also decided to, as they put it, “randomly start screaming” in the chorus. They say that over the seven years that they have been a musician, their sound has transcended genres, and that this Clairo cover proves just that.
“It started with folk punk, and over the past couple of years, has evolved and transcended genres to be whatever sort of sonic expression I feel fits my songwriting,” they said. “I could have covered [Clairo song] ‘Bags’, which might suit my artistic stylings, but I couldn’t resist a cheeky cover of ‘Pretty Girl’ to suit my gender presentation.”
Depression Expression are currently working on a melodic folk pop album, which they hope to tease through a few singles. However, in the meantime, they plan on improving in all aspects of being a musical artist.
“[My next moves are] continuing to work on growing as a producer, as an artist, and as a songwriter,” they said. “I hope to put out a folk pop album by next year to go back to my roots as an artist, but until then, I’ll be putting out singles, playing local shows, and hopefully touring by the time the album drops.”
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