Verena von Horsten Offers Glimpses of Grief-Laden 2nd Album “Alien Angel Super Death”

It’s true of many artist we love and respect; tragedy makes for amazing art. Thematically, suffering in the wake of loss is universal and relatable. Unfortunate circumstances can be synthesized into gifting upon others the fruits of emotional labor and that’s just what Verena von Horsten has done with her 2nd solo album titled Alien Angel Super Death.For Verena, this is much more than just an album. She lost her brother, Hakon, to suicide and began the process of grief by writing, recording and producing this album almost entirely by herself in New York and Zurich. Employing the use of heavy synth and echoing vocals, this album is dark and ominous, which suits the inspiration for it’s construction. Verena constructed this album as a way to come to terms with how our society regards suicide and why people feel so desperately alone that they feel as though taking their own life is the only solution. Both the album teaser and video for the track “Fire” are available on YouTube as well as four public tracks on Soundcloud. It’s guaranteed to make you feel something.


Likes: Lecturing on social inequalities, cats, gay bars, grilled cheese, hokey crystal stores and binge watching Forensic Files. Dislikes: Racism, hot sauce that isn't hot enough, parking tickets. Aria lives in Silver Lake, Los Angeles with her two cats and two roommates who actually own and care for the cats. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Southeastern Louisiana University and the degree itself now sits in the back of her closet gathering dust. She can usually be found haunting the Echoplex or Charles Bukowski's old hangout, the Smog Cutter. She isn't very friendly but would give you the shirt off her back if you asked, depending on which shirt it is.

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