Wake Up & Check Out: King avriel – 180

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If you have not heard of King avriel yet, you are surely going to be waken up after hearing this. The 23 year old, LA native is planning to release her new project thesis this summer. She put out her single ‘180’, which features production that feels like icicles falling from your roof & matches it with some introspective lyrics about trying to find herself. Listen or download her track below, while also reading her words on the track.

180 is my attempt to relive a period in my life when I felt I was not my own person, just a giant cliché — an attention-starved, rebellious girl trying to navigate and find my place in this male-dominated industry. I felt the best way for you to understand where I’m coming from and how it’s shaped me was to chronicle some of my teenage “rites of passage.” While those pivotal moments seemingly gave me more freedom and maybe even some moderate success, they only sunk me deeper into a psychological enslavement, cemented in the materialism, vanity, and predatory nature of LA. I think that story, juxtaposed with the trap elements in the beat — a cliché in and of itself — sets up a nice contrast that hopefully makes you think about the culture we’ve all grown up in.