Strvngers are a duo hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada made up of Maria Joaquin and KC. On November 8th they are set to release their third album titled Death is the Only Way Out via Negative Gain. The band blends “gothic undertones with catchy dance music to create a sonic-erotica of synths, guitar and EBM.”
Today we have the pleasure of premiering the ninth track off the album titled ‘La Petite Mort’. Maria Joaquin explains that “It is an expression which means “the brief loss or weakening of consciousness” and in modern usage refers specifically to “the sensation of post-orgasm as likened to death.” I was fascinated when I first learned of this and wanted to explore it sonically. Death is somewhat personified on this album as Lady Death and I explore what it’s like having found her. I began to romanticize this idea and was really leaning into the darkness in my life at that time. I think there is a darkness that dwells deep in all of us but we tend to ignore it. This is me embracing and accepting that darkness.
KC and I are big fans of KoRn, so sonically we wanted to give them a little nod of respect. KC started experimenting with added guitar and metal notes here and there and it really brought something out of us.
Fear tends to stem from the unknown. We don’t know what happens when we die but the more we accept our final destination, we can find ways of coping.”
Check out ‘La Petite Mort’ below. Pre-order album here: https://strvngersngp.bandcamp.com/album/death-is-the-only-way-out-2